Semi-evergreen upright to open shrub (2.5m x 2m). Hybrid between V. carlesii and V.utile both from Asia. Glossy deep green leaves with serrate margins. Ball shaped clusters of small perfumed flowers pink in bud opening white in spring. Useful for a shrub border or informal hedge particularly for its perfumed flower. Several good cultivars available. Frost tolerant but flowers damaged by late frosts. Flowers well in full sun and partial shade.