This large arching deciduous shrub from China isn’t seen anywhere near enough in Australian gardens. It is cold hardy, reasonably drought tolerant and will grow well in sun or semi-shade. It can easily reach 3 to 4metres tall and in late spring its arching elegant branches are covered with a mass of little pink trumpets with yellow spotting inside. It looks like Barbara Cartland being a twirling dervish! It is commonly known by the appropriate common name of Beauty Bush and I have flowering sized stock in 8″ pots at $22.50 as I write. Don’t miss out or you’ll be sorry.
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Horticulturalist, nurseryman, collector, prolific writer and award-winning radio broadcaster and TV host. Owner of Dicksonia Rare Plants nursery and open garden Tugurium. ABC patron of Royal Hortocultural Society Victoria & friends of Geelong Botanic gardens President Plant Trust.