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A trio of this spectacular Japanese acer is aflame in the Autumn Garden.
A trio of this spectacular Japanese acer is aflame in the Autumn Garden.
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Rhodotypos scandens

This lovely and seldom-seen shrub from china is in the Rosaceae family although it only has four petals rather than the more usual five for rose family members. The opposite pairs of fresh green leaves are pleated and serrate edged and set off the pure white flowers of overlapping petals beautifully.
You can still see some of last year's shiny black drupe fruits which give rise to a not very common common name of jet bead!

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