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Chimonanthus praecox

Description: Chimonanthus praecox is a vigorous shrub that makes a lovely specimen plant for a sunny, well-drained mixed or winter border. It produces yellow flowers, stained purple inside on bare branches, throughout the winter months. It is well worth planting it close to a house entrance or path where its scent can be appreciated. 

Uses: A sunny wall, well-drained mixed or winter border.

Climate/Position: Full sun.

Height/Spread: Height and spread to 3 meters.

Soil Requirements: Any fertile, moist, well-drained soil.

Pruning: Minimal pruning is required. Remove crossing, dead or diseased branches in late spring.  

Special Requirements: Apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure at the base of the plant.

Additional Interest: Add stems to indoor winter flower arrangements. Dried flowers can be used like lavender to scent linen.