This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
As this shrub has not bloomed, being bedded out late in June, I will quote from Saul's catalogue : " This magnificent hardy evergreen flowering shrub is a grand acquisition to our scanty list of hardy flowering species. Its individual flowers, which are produced in bunches, are pale yellow and of great substance, resembling much in appearance the beautiful Gardenia Javanica. It continues long in perfection, commencing to flower in June, and has been in perfection till the first week in November".