Now you’re past the tongue-twister of a name, you can enjoy the waxy, claret-coloured flowers of this unusual shrub. I first discovered Sinocalycanthus raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ at Felley Priory on a rainy day last year, but it’s since cropped up again and again, most recently on the Hillier Nurseries stand at Chelsea. Although hardy, it appreciates a little protection from the wind and decent, humus-rich soil. If you can manage that, the reward will be long lasting, lightly-scented flowers and attractive yellow autumn foliage.
Categories: Daily Flower Candy, Flowers, Trees and Shrubs
2 comments On "Daily Flower Candy: Sinocalycanthus raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’"
Fabulous shrub – I’ve seen an old one at New York Botanical Garden, looking like a small tree in full flower – marvelous!
That I would love to see!