A small shade tree or tall bush. The evergreen leaves are shiny and leathery, narrowly elliptical in shape and up to 9 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide. It bears bunches of star-shaped flowers pale pink in color with a red throat or eye. The flowers resemble those of madagascar periwinkle. Direct sun speeds flowering. Fruits are pubescent, ellipsoidal and solitary to 1 inch long. This plant prefers neutral soils, grows at a moderate rate should be well-watered; does not respond well to pruning. It is hardy to 32* f. Can be propagated by softwood cuttings, with difficulty, and by air layering and seed. Often planted in groups for accent, suitable for coastal and seaside locations, courtyards and civic centers. Also an excellent species for large planters and pots. Pink kopsia adds a splash of color to any garden. Kopsia is grown in asia for its medicinal properties. Its fruit should not be eaten and the sap avoided; kopsia is related to oleander which has poisonous bark.