Just some facts first:
- It will not grow into power lines.
- It has survived the drought of 2007 and 08 with no supplemental water
- It has fantastic white, fragrant blooms
- It has close to no disease or insect problems
- It is a native plant
- Michael Dirr states that '...I would like to make a case for this as the national shrub for even dogwood does not carry itself with such refinement, dignity, and class when in flower' -- WOW!