Very attractive to insects as it has more fertile florets than many other cultivars. Open panicle, sterile florets are small and remain white. Compact, suiting a small garden but superseded by recent introductions. Does well in a pot. Responds well to hard pruning producing attractive panicles
In 1926, softwood cuttings were taken by Captain Collingwood Ingram from a slope on a sacred volcano on Aso-San in Kyushu, Japan. He then gave cuttings to Robert and Jelana de Belder of the Kalmthout Arboretum in Belgium, where it was then distinguished and distributed as a cultivar 'Kyushu' named after Kyushu, Japan.