This scented shrub originates from Mexico to Costa Rica and is loved by butterflies. It bears stunning white blossoms along with shining foliage. Naturally an evergreen shrub but can be tender often being cut to the ground by heavy frost. If mulched new shoots usually appear from the rootsock in the spring reaching flowering height in a season. May remain evergreen in milder, sheltered gardens but that will depend entirely on the winter. It is a densely branched shrub creating an attractive dome shape. The light green, toothed leaves are elliptic to lance-shaped and clusters of fragrant, creamy-white to pale pink flowers are produced in autumn. Loved by butterflies giving them a late nectar boost before their winter hibernation. Plant in a humus rich, moist but well drained soil with full sun and pick a sheleterd spot. Max height usually around 2mtrs with similar spread.
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot.
Photo by peganum.