I am taking you to a clients garden today as she has quite a few pretties the first is Aleurites fordii (or Tung-Oil tree). It originates from China and just loves a long humid summer. with a white flower with red center a bit like a hibiscus although it is about 3cm in diameter.
It is about 8m tall, deciduous tree with broad heart shaped leaves. It is growing up above a couple of camellias so it's growth habit is a little scrappy. Oil used to be collected from it's seed in days gone by but not so much now.
|a young Aleurites|
|Aged seed pods|
Wisteria is growing around the tennis shed and is looking pretty nice. I think it is Wisteria sinensis or Chinese wisteria . I guess at least with the Tung-Oil tree nearby they both come from the same origin.
Last note they are quite fantastic cut flowers and will last in the vase for a long time.