So we planted out this shrub and waited. And waited. And waited. The "shrub" grew into a very large shrub and became too big for my front garden but alas, not a single flower. Two years ago I gave up on it every flowering and transplanted it to a spot in the garden that I rarely visit, after all it was not a particularly attractive shrub (tree!)
This morning Trudi let out a very excited yell. Philip went to see what was up and then excitedly called me to "come quick"! The shrub had finally flowered! And, oh my goodness, it was worth the wait. The delicate pale pink flowers are about 6cm across and the darker pink centre is almost pleated. There is a slight perfume that smells of soap. I do not know the name of the plant but stay tuned as I will contact the lady that sold me the plant to ask her.