Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for July 26th - August 8th, 2006
This is Chinese neillia, Neillia sinensis.
This small shrub, which grows to five or six feet in height, has a vase-shaped habit,
zig-zag stems, and attractive exfoliating bark in addition to the lovely spring panicles
of flowers. Chinese neillia is best used in masses and is hardy in
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 through 7. You
can find Chinese neillia in China Valley in the