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Chimonanthus praecox


from £34.50

5 / 5 based on 2 customer reviews
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Chimonanthus praecox, also known as wintersweet, is a vigorous deciduous shrub with an erect trunk and leaves that are 5cm – 30cm long. Its strongly scented flowers, produced in winter are yellow or pale green-yellow, tepals. Its fruits are not edible, his seeds contains a toxic alkaloid called calycanthine.

  • Name: Wintersweet
  • Group: Shrubs/Trees
  • Type/use: Shrub, solitary, in group
  • Flowering period: January, February, March
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Height: 150 cm, 200 cm
  • Location: Sun
  • Evergreen: No
  • Hardiness: -20 °C
  • Flowers: Fragrant
  • Type/use: shrub, solitary, in group
  • Common Names: Wintersweet
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Customer Reviews

on 23 Feb 2018

5 / 5

I have recently purchased this shrub for my new garden it is one of my long time winter favourites for its fabulous spicy scent and welcome colour throughout the winter months. Its also a very good host for either an early or late flowering clematis giving you more floral interest in spring or summer and as wintersweet is deciduous I also add spring bulbs around its skirts making a perfect shrub for your garden

on 22 Feb 2018

5 / 5

I would like to thank you very much for a first class service from ordering through to delivery, I came home tonight to my Chimonanthus Praecox waiting on me both this and the witchhazel Jelena I got around 2 wks ago came the very next day..Im absolutely delighted thank you!