Evergreen shrub mostly 1-2 m tall with star-shaped hairs on the stems and leaves. Leaves 3-4 cm long, alternate, entire, ovate, pale below, rough to the touch; base unequal. Flowers in compact cream coloured clusters at the tips of short stalks. Sepals 4. Petals 4, to 2 cm long, strap-like. Stamens 4; early spring. Ovary inferior, 2-chambered. Fruit a woody capsule, the 2 chambers each with 1 seed.
China, Himalaya, Japan
Seed. Grafts may be made on to Hamamelis.
Source: (1997). Hamamelidaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.