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Small, single, scented, green-white flowers with greenish white filaments and yellow anthers. Evergreen. The species is not fully hardy and probably needs protection in a cool greenhouse or conservatory. Introduced into Britain in 1908 by E H Wilson.

Fragrant: Yes
Approximate height: 3.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun
Aspect: Sunny
Pruning: No pruning (Group 1)
Country of origin: China
Parentage: Species
Other name(s): pavoliniana; meyeniana var pavoliniana

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 2-4cm
Tepals: 4-6, overlapping at base, pointed, lanceolate