Evergreen shrub with woody and branching stems (1m x 1m) from China and Japan. Oblong glossy dark green leaves. Rose pink buds open to pink tinged, white sweetly fragrant flowers in clusters during spring. Useful planted close to a path or window for its perfume. Prefers a semi-shaded position with humus enriched acid soil. Susceptible to root rot disease and can be short-lived.