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.