open-pollinated seedling of
H. 'Shiro Kabitan' was registered by
Owens of Michigan in 1987. It forms a dense,
medium size mound about 17 inches high and 52 inches
wide with slightly cupped, slightly corrugated leaves. Medium
lavender flowers bloom in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...acts more like a
H. nakaiana seedling
in both foliage and flower rather than a
sieboldii-type as 'Haku Chu Han' (now called H. 'Shiro Kabitan')
Similar cultivars include H. 'Gum
Drop' and H. 'Pearl Lake'.