Flowers much earlier than davidii and hasn’t smaller and thinner leave some than davidii. It is a very vigorous large deciduous shrub, with arching branches bearing narrow, grey-green leaves and sweetly scented water fall affect, lilac purple flowers.
DFG rating: 8/10
RHS pruning group: 2
Soil Ph: Lightly Acidic.
Leaves: Blue green with a hint of silver and Evergreen.
Flowers: Mauve. June-July.
Hardiness: Very. Plant anywhere in the UK.