First introduced to Europe along with Lilacs by Ambassador Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq in 1562, this timeless and easy-to-grow hollow-branched shrub was used by the Turks to make pipes. Its Latin name means “brotherly love” and its orange blossom-like fragrance has enhanced teas, perfumes, and almost certainly, many friends’ walks in the garden.
Its name conjures thoughts of beautiful stars (Belle Etoile). Tinged red at the base of each of the four petals, the white flowers explode like fireworks just when spring-blooming shrubs are finishing their display. In close proximity to an entrance or walkway amid Luzula ‘Auslese’ and Geranium ‘Ingwersen’s Variety’, this artful shrub is deliciously fragrant and unmistakably choice.
Size: 6' 0" – 8' 0" high x 6' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 5.
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