General Schablikine vs. Mons. Tillier in SoCal
As is often the case, design plans have changed in the process of redoing my parent's yards. We felt it would be better to grow Boule de Neige with a wall a few feet behind it in the back rather than in the space allotted in the front as a free standing shrub. Also the color scheme is a bit white heavy in the front as it is.
This opens up a rather large (just under 9'x9'), sunny spot in the front. The plants beside this space are a young Reine des Violettes growing up a fence in light shade and a white Correa Pulchella. They all have their mature space accounted for, so I'm wondering which of these reddish Teas is a better performer in Southern California or other mild, frostless climates? I'd particularly love to hear from those who have grown either or both in Coastal SoCal. There should be room for Monster Tillier as it is referred to by some, but if General Schablikine is slightly less monstrous that wouldn't be a bad thing. Better habit, scent, rust and mildew resistance, irregularity of balling, coloring in mild temperatures, and foliage between the two?
I believe Jeri once mentioned GS in a past question of mine, so I'll check back to that, but I'd love to hear your current thoughts on them. After an HMF comparison, I personally like the bloom of MT a bit more, but prefer the photos of GS's habit.