October to November, beautifully fragrant apricot-scented flowers perfume the whole garden! A fast-growing evergreen cross between O. heterphyllus and O. fragrans, it's a perfect screen or hedge that takes well to pruning. The dark green leaves have fine spines on their edges to deter pesky marauders, solicitors, or intruders of whatever stripe. Up to 15' tall and daringly handsome.
Minimum temperature: 5° F