Soil: fertile, well-drained soil (or loam-based potting compost such as John Innes no. 3 for container-grown specimens)
Rate of growth: initially slow-growing
Flowering period: July and August
Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)
Clusters of jasmine-scented, creamy-white, tubular flowers in mid- and late-summer and lustrous, dark green leaves. This versatile, evergreen climber is perfect for covering a sheltered, sunny house wall or training through a robust tree. In areas where winter temperatures fall below -10 degrees centigrade it's best grown under glass in a large, cool greenhouse or conservatory.
Garden care: In February or March trim to keep within bounds.