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Chimonanthus praecox

Wintersweet

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

A deciduous shrub bursts into life in the dead of winter

Fragrant, pendulous, sulphur-yellow blooms

An elegant winter flowering shrub for borders, or when grown against a house wall

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Wonderfully fragrant, waxy, yellow flowers drip from bare woody stems. On the darkest of winter days, this beautiful specimen plant is in full bloom while most other plants lie dormant! Chimonanthus praecox is an elegant winter flowering shrub for borders, or when grown against a house wall, where its exquisite perfume can be fully appreciated. Height: 4m (12’) Spread: 3m (10’).

Height Up to 400cm (158in)
Spread Up to 300cm (118in)

Hardy Shrub

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full sun

Flowering Months
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1 x 18 Litre Potted Plant (KF2146)
1 x 15 Litre Potted Plant (KF2145)
1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (58138)
2 x 9cm Potted Plants (KA9031)
1 x 9cm Potted Plant (40857)
2 x 3 Litre Potted Plants (KB7040)
1 x 10 Litre Potted Plant (KC4965)

Grow Chimonanthus plants in borders or against walls in any fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Although Wintersweet plants hardy, the young stems can be damaged by hard frosts, so choose a sheltered position to protect the plant. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil.
Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season until young plants become established. Prune Wintersweet in spring, immediately after flowering. Remove any damaged or diseased stems and lightly shape the plant. After pruning, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant.

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