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Small, scented, white star-shaped flowers. The tepals open wide to expose creamy yellow anthers. Very sweetly scented. Recorded in China in 1757.

Fragrant: Yes
Approximate height: 3.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Sunny
USDA zones: 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Country of origin: China
Parentage: Species
Other name(s): recta subsp chinensis

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 1.2 - 2cm (International Register & Grey-Wilson) 3-4cm (Toomey & Leeds, Evison) Tepals: 4; 0.6-1.3 cm long, 0.2-0.4 cm wide, lanceolate to obovate or oblong
Leaves: normally pinnate