nyssa sylvatica - N. sylvatica is a small, slow-growing deciduous tree of elegant, broadly conical habit. Ovate leaves to 15cm in length turn brilliant red and yellow in autumn. Flowers and fruits inconspicuous
Brother Cadfael’ bears very large, globular, clear pink flowers, reminiscent of peonies. Despite their size, they are never clumsy and are held nicely upright on the plant. There is a particularly strong and rich Old Rose fragrance, similar to some of the Old Bourbon Roses.