A Roy Lancaster introduction of the variety chinensis from Yunnan, China (which in of itself is reason enough to have this plant in the collection) of an invaluable winter blooming shrub tolerant of deep shade with white fragrant flowers from late fall into early winter. Superb shade evergreen shrub.
From a Goddard-Wynn-Jones 2002 collection on the Singalila Ridge near Darjeeling in Northern India at 2450 meters. A strong grower with fragrant white flowers October to January which are followed by blackish fruit. This dislikes freezing winds but who doesn't? Thanks to Jim Fox for sharing this goody.