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Commonly known as Wintersweet
Waxy flowers with a spicy scent in winter.
Introduced to UK in 1766 when it was grown under glass at Croome Court, Worcs.
Flowers at Chinese New Year when flowering sprigs are used as adornments.
Genus of 6 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs from woodland in China.
Tall ShrubGrown for its many-petalled, open, bowl-shaped, usually very fragrant flowers which appear in winter before the leaves.
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesNone.Place of originChina.
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
Buy Varieties of CHIMONANTHUS
(Syn. fragrans) - highly scented yellow flowers with a purple centre on bare stems