A very rare Chinese native forming sizeable specimens to 10-15'. The amazing, 6-12", elongated leaves are covered with dense, silver-gray fuzz adding visual impact and strong texture to the garden. In summer, terminal panicles of lavender-mauve flowers are produced in succession into early autumn. Plants are easy to cultivate if given average garden soil in ample sun exposure. We grow it next to the sexy burgundy foliage of Cotinus x 'Grace' and find the contrast breathtaking!