Chimonanthus praecox

Scientific name: Chimonanthus praecox

Synonym: Chimonanthus fragrans


Common names: “wintersweet” “Japan all-spice”

Plant Type: Deciduous shrub


Zone: 7-9

Light: Full sun

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Any fertile soil

Moisture: Moist well drained


Plant Size: H 8-13′ W 8-13′

Leaf and Stem shape: Lance shaped shining dark green leaves

Flower: Fragrant, waxy white, many petaled, pendent flowers in January and Febraury

Pruning: Minimal pruning if necessary

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Wall side beds, winter interest, not in high visible area’s

Propagate: By seeds or cuttings

Pests & Disease: None

Comments: Pretty flowers but boring for the rest of the year, wouldn’t use as a centrepiece, but it smells nice



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