Blooming for us in April here on the coast of northern California, R. formosum is a spicy addition to the fragrance garden. The plant has lance shaped leaves of medium green and looks full all year. The large light pink flowers cover the plant heavily in April with a heavenly sweet fragrance. An added bonus is the red-brown peeling bark, much like Manzanita. Only hardy to +15 F, but very worthwhile for the collector who has the right climate to grow it.