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BlueBell Nursery - Trees & Shrubs - Chimonanthus - Chimonanthus praecox


Chimonanthus praecox
Wintersweet

Chimonanthus praecox
Chimonanthus praecox
Chimonanthus praecox
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We're sorry, this plant is currently out of stock! New specimens will be available later in the year. Please email us at sales@bluebellnursery.com or telephone us on (01530) 413700 to order in advance.

Description

Available Summer 2014 - A popular semi-evergreen plant native to the woods and hills of China, Chimonanthus praecox has fantastic, sweetly scented, creamy-yellow flowers in winter on mature plants. The flowers scent is exquisite and dried flowers can be used to create home-made pot-pourri.

In our opinion, Chimonanthus praecox should be planted in an area of the garden close to the house or garden path, for example near a back door, where the fragrance can be appreciated in the depths of winter!

Supplied Size: Sorry, now sold out. Looking for something similar? Try Corylopsis spicata (Winter Hazel)


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Fertile, well-drained soils.
  • Hardiness: Hardy. Chimonanthus praecox will flower better if planted in a warm area, sheltered from strong winds.
  • Flowering Period: December - February.
  • Flower Colour: Creamy yellow
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate
  • Habit: Chimonanthus praecox grows to be a medium sized shrub with a branching, rounded crown once established.
    • Height: 2.5 m (8 ft) - 3 m (10 ft)
    • Spread: up to 3 m (10 ft)
  • Notes: Chimonanthus praecox can be pruned to remove any dead material after flowering if required.

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