Flower: Very showy clusters, white to rose colored with purple markings, 1 inch across, with the petals forming a distinct firm bowl about the pistil and stamens. Present March to July.
Fruit: A round, brown dehiscent capsule, 1/4 inch long, splitting into 5 valves when dry; releasing very small seeds. Maturing in September and October.
Twig: Generally forked and twisted, green when young, later brownish-red.
Bark: Thin, dark brown to red in color, shredding.
Form: A small tree or shrub with many twisted stems.
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