CULTURE: Sun to light shade, in moist soils. Probably restricted to
conservatories for the winter and container grown outdoors in the milder
part of the year. I have had a plant out for two years with some protection and
it has survived 0°F with some foliar burning.
LANDSCAPE USE: Specimen, shrub border and naturalizing. A container grown
patio plant for the mid-Atlantic.
FOLIAGE: Alternate, ovate to elliptical, serrate to entire, 1 - 2 1/2 " long, pubescent.
BUDS: Small brown, imbricate.
BARK: Stems are slender and brown.
FLOWERS: White, clustered in the axils of leaves, perfect. Four petals similar to
witchhazel about 3/4" long. Mild fragrance when the plants flower in April.