I can never decide whether this is better with its heavily – laden fragrant white blooms in late summer or with its striking calyces in October to November? When the majority of the leaves have yellowed and fainted away to the ground, those startling turquoise and fuchsia pink calyces are a sheer marvel
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: August to October
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: dark-green leaves
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Fragrant, white, star-shaped flowers from August to October, followed by highly ornamental, bright-blue berries. This upright, deciduous shrub is ideal for a shrub or mixed border. Chose a sunny spot next to an entrance or well-used path, incorporating lots of well-rotted leaf mould or compost into the planting hole.
- Garden care: In early spring remove any misplaced or frost-damaged branches and mulch with well-rotted leaf mould or pine needles.