The form on display at Mount Annan is a dwarf to small shrub which is widely cultivated for its lovely pink flowers, extended flowering period and adaptability. It will grow in most relatively well-drained soils, does best in dappled shade or part sun, is frost tolerant and is also a good container plant.
Genus: Named after James Crowe, 1750-1807, F.L.S., a surgeon who studied mosses, fungi and willows
Species: Latin, ex, without; alatus, wings. Referring to the lack of ridges on the stems - this is not a definitive characteristic.