A beautiful foliage shrub introduced from Japan. The leaves have a striking white variegation to the margin and grey-green interiors. The habit is rounded and the plant matures to a nice controlled 2-3 feet high and wide. The flowers are wispy, blue and appear in late summer through fall. Best in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Does not like wet soils.
Mixed forests on mountain slopes and along roadsides; 700-2900 m.