Chimonanthus

Fragrant Wintersweet (Chimonanthus praecox)

Origins
Native to East Asia.
Type
Perennial (deciduous).
Hardiness (see References, below)
Zones 6 - 9.
Bloom
Winter, Early Spring.
Height
10 - 15 ft (3 - 4.5 m).
Cultivation
Sun or partial shade, rich, well-drained soil, average water needs. Pruning is not necessary. However, if you wish to grow it as a compact shrub, cut branches back to about 10-12 inches above the ground in late Winter, after flowering.
Propagation
By seed or cuttings (take these in Summer).

Other
Fragrant blooms!

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References
Find more about: Fragrant Wintersweet, Hardiness Zones
Special Thanks
Special Thanks to Town & Country Gardens Contributors:
blogger, bulabean, dive-angel (Karin), flickr, Jasmine&Roses, Keyecsc. Great looking plant, above, had been grown and photographed by Keyecsc. Rita Crane Photography. Rita Crane, daughter of LIFE magazine photographer Ralph Crane. Her work can be seen on Flickr at Rita Crane Photography or on her website., W.D. Williams, Wikipedia

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