Rare honeysuckle relative with jasmine-like fragrant flowers in August to late September. Seed capsules are pink bronze and quite lovely. Native to Chekiang Province in China at 3,000 feet. It will grow to 18 feet. Introduced in 1980. Wonderful exfoliating bark is especially wonderful to view during the winter. Thus truly a four season interest plant with no insect or disease problems. Especially valuable in a small garden which needs a focal woody plant, but with a space too limited to accommodate a tree.
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×