Chimonanthus praecox - Fragrant Wintersweet

Origins      Native to East Asia
Type         Perennial (deciduous)
Hardiness  Zones 6 - 9
Bloom       Winter, Early Spring
Height      10 - 15 ft (3 - 4.5 m)

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.

By seed or cuttings (take these in Summer).

Additional Information about Fragrant Wintersweet
Fragrant blooms!

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