A small, ornamental tree with striking summer flowers
Hoheria sextylosa 'Snow White' is a small tree that keeps its ornamental character throughout the year with its elegant and persistant foliage, its glorious summer flowers and its naturally pyramidal habit. The simple, abundant and delicately perfumed, pure white flowers, resemble those of a cherry tree. The long and clearly toothed leaves are a brilliant green inserted in an attractive, black wood. Hoheria sextylosa 'Snow White' can grow to 4 or 5 metres in 20 years but readily accepts pruning. It may therefore also be used in hedges or maintained as a miniature if necessary. Ideally it prefers a mild, oceanic climate but is nevertheless hardy up to -10°. In colder regions, it's recommended to plant it in sheltered spots, away from cold winds.