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Chimonanthus praecox - winter flowers
  • Chimonanthus praecox - winter flowers
  • Chimonanthus praecox - summer leaves

Chimonanthus praecox

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(Wintersweet) 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.

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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!


  • 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.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Medium
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Alkaline, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Not Fussy, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
Special Features
Flowering in Winter, Scented, Suitable for Containers

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