Cherry Blossom Serissa. The cultivar designation here refers to the small star-shaped flowers which flower from May-June. This is an easily cultivated plant which has no pest problems to speak of. I have seen them growing in full sun here in Augusta, but they don't seem the happiest. I think morning sun and afternoon shade or filtered sun produces a far more contented plant. This species is used extensively in Japan as a bonsai subject because it is very adaptable to pruning. Formerly, the species designation "foetida" alludes to the "fetid" odor when its stems or leaves are crushed, but this certainly does not discourage rabbits. They have a particular affinity to this species. This plant will mature at from 3-5' and will respond favorably to a periodic pruning when it begins to get leggy.