A genus of very ornamental evergreen or deciduous shrubs, their sweet-scented flowers and compact habit of growth making them desirable for planting in our shrubberies.

They prefer a warm, sheltered situation, away from harsh winds and hot sunshine, and a soft brown soil with perfect drainage.

Propagate by cuttings placed, in September, in a cool frame and left there until calloused. They should then be placed in a gentle bottom heat when they will soon make root and be ready for potting in three-inch pots; give them root-room as required.