Siberia, Far East (northern part of Kxabarovsk district). In mountains at the timber line, in subalpine and alpine zones.
Evergreen small shrub with divaricate branches. Leaves oblong-elliptic, 1-2 cm long, 0,5-1,0 cm wide, glabrous, matt green above and rusty-brown beneath. Flowers 7-15 sessile in compact trusses, pink, 1,5 cm in diameter. Flowers in June-August. Very cold resistant. Z 3. New.