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Small, scented, pure white or creamy, star-shaped flowers borne in large clumps. Pale yellow or cream anthers. Introduced from S. Europe in the 1590s (some sources give 1590, others 1596).

Fragrant: Yes
Approximate height: 3.0 - 5.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jul Aug Sep Oct
Aspect: Full sun
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Parentage: Species
Other name(s): recta subsp flammula; possibly flammula var maritima but see separate entry

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 1.5-4cm
Tepals: 4; 1-2cm long, 0.2-0.5cm wide, obtuse