R. bureavii has beautiful waxy green foliage, with thick reddish brown indumentum under the leaves and all along the current year's growth. It its a tradeoff giving it needed protection and enough exposure to produce flower buds. This five foot specimen rarely blooms.
(Click for pictures of blooming Hansel and Gretzel, two of Lem's unregistered bureavii sister seedlings. See also Fabia x bureavii.)