A rare a rather beautiful shrub with large bold corrugated silky-haired leaves giving an overall striking silver effect. Good in dry shade but needs sitting well to give winter protection as not fully hardy.
Makes a superb near evergreen groundcover, attractive light green roundish crinkle edged foliage which darkens with age to achieve a two toned low growing carpet especially effective in autumn and winter when it takes on eye cating plum purple hues.
Often seen as a semi evergreen with very attractive and very different looking leaves that are white felted beneath. White flowers not especially showy but followed by attractive small red or yellow fruits in autumn.