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Chimonanthus praecox

Wintersweet is an absolute favourite because it smells more delicious and uplifting than any other flower at any time of year.
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1 x 3 litre pot

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Shrub
Position
Border (Back)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
December - February
Height
4.5m (15ft)
Group/Species
praecox
Common name
Winter Sweet
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
3.6m (12ft)

Description

Wintersweet is an absolute favourite because it smells more delicious and uplifting than any other flower at any time of year, and, on top of that, finding such a gem in your garden in January is quite extraordinary. The bush is discreetly nondescript, hardy and so easy to grow, so try to find room for this if you have the space.

Care Tips

Chimonanthus praecox should be mulched annually with well-rotted manure or compost. Keep pruning to a minimum, removing dead, diseased or crossing branches.