A hardy evergreen large shrub or small tree with deep glossy green foliage and beautiful flowers
Flowers are creamy white with golden stamens appearing late autumn through to spring. They are 8-10cm with 5 or 6 wide open petals.
Leaves are leathery 15cm long, elliptic to oblanceolate in shape.
In the same family to Camellias so prefers the same growing conditions.
Best in semi shade, but where it also receives sun to help the flowering process.
Ht: up to 3.5 to 6 m and 3m wide
As a feature tree, winter interest.
From seed or half hardened cuttings
Flora, The Gardeners Bible
Palmers Manual of trees, Shrubs & Climbers