A large and very hardy shrub from northern China, grown mainly for the clusters of white flowers which are produced in late summer and which are extremely popular with butterflies. After a hot summer, these turn pink, or at least, the calyces turn pink around the fruits.
The long curving leaves are also good, and in winter the flaking bark is a feature.
To keep the plant a more manageable size and to get really big leaves (up to 9ins long), cut it back hard every few years.
For almost any soil in sun.
2L pots ~ £8