‘Early White’ did not bloom in 2020, likely due to a late frost but it is usually covered with abundant flowers held above the foliage. I am really not sure of the origin of this plant as this name does not appear in any of the Saunders’ catalogues or notebooks. It could be one whose original name was lost and a nursery person gave it a name based on its characteristics.
Anyone have any information?
|Seedling No:||not known|
|Parentage:||not known, looks like macrophylla heritage|
|Flower:||Color:||pale pink fading to white|
|Form:||single, one row of 8 petals|
|Carpels:||3, light yellowish green|
|Stamens:||filaments slightly red at base shading to near white|
|Foliage color:||medium green|
|Foliage form:||medium leaves|
|Availability:||May not be available; purchased from a now-closed nursery|