We saw this at the O'Byrne's in Eugene and Plant Lust caused our pollen to shed and our stigma's got a bit sticky. It is so embarassing but Ernie and Marietta are used to it. Completely hardy here and clothed in small white crinkled fragrant flowers in Apr-May. Yes. Yes. Yes! Yes! Yes!
This has never had a speck of damage to it in the winter and in our opinion is one of the best broadleaf shrubs for our area. This is the straight species which we prefer over the various selections. Densely willowy with clusters of amber sheathed coral flowers Nov-May. Tough.