All have clean, leathery, attractive foliage and, typically, white flowers that are inconspicuous but fragrant. Fruits (on female plants) are rarely seen. Plants tolerate broad range of soils, including heavy clay.Most are dense shrubs that can eventually reach tree size. To grow them as background shrubs, pinch tips of new growth on young plants to encourage bushiness; on older, established plants, occasionally cut back any wayward branches. These shrubs also make good informal or lightly clipped tall hedges
Native to China, Japan, Himalayas. Broad, dense, compact. Grows at a moderate rate to 10 ft. tall, 6–8 ft. wide (though older plants may reach 30 ft. tall, 10–12 ft. wide). Oval, glossy, medium green leaves to 4 in. long, toothed or smooth edged. Flowers are powerfully fragrant, with a sweet scent like that of ripe apricots. Bloom is heaviest in spring and early summer, but plants flower sporadically throughout year. Sometimes trained as an espalier. Give afternoon shade in hottest climates.
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