‘Golden Drop’

Mauve (H2) flowers, VI–VIII, sparse; young foliage orange, maturing to gold in summer before turning bright orange and then deep red in winter; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm.

Wild-collected; found in Dorset, England, by Charles D. Eason of Maxwell & Beale (Broadstone, Dorset), and introduced by Maxwell & Beale in 1933.

Named after his favourite plum jam which is made from the Australian plum of the same name. The name is composed of two words, not one.