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    Overview

    The Chimonanthus praecox, also known as the Wintersweet has somewhat waxy creamy-yellow flowers with purple-stained inner petals which are intensely fragrant, their heavy, spicy scent almost overpowering when branches are brought into a small room. Plants take several years to flower. The cultivar “Grandiflorus” has larger flowers, which are quite yellow in color.

    Plant Characteristics

    Size 

    Large

    Type

    Shrub

    Light Exposure

    Full Sun

    Season of Bloom

    Winter

    Hardiness Zones

    7 – 9

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