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Probably autumn's most wonderfully scented, though insignificant, flowers (E pungens). Pervasive scent in a quiet, misty November.
Genus of about 90 species of deciduous or evergreen shrubs and trees mainly from Asia with a few from southern Europe and North America.
Some are cultivated for the acidic berries.
Deciduous - or evergreen trees and shrubs.
Partial shade - evergreen varieties will grow well in partial shade.
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for their foliage and small, often very fragrant, flower. Edible berries 1-2.5cm (½ to 1in) long follow the flowers.Good coastal plants. Evergreen varieties make good hedges. Wildlife plant - insects.
Pests & Diseases - coral spot.
Place of origin - Asia, southern Europe, North America.
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - can become chlorotic on shallow chalky soil.