Polyspora axillaris – “Gordonia or Franklinia”
Handsome, evergreen, tall shrub or small tree with large, single creamy white flowers, with golden centres, in winter and spring. Great for hedges, as a feature shrub for winter colour, and ideal for screening and the back of garden beds.
It reaches 4-6m high. Prefers a sunny to part shade position in moist, well drained, lime free soil.