Chimonanthus Praecox


Chimonanthus Praecox, Wintersweet. A vigorous upright shrub with pendant, very fragrant flowers on the bare branches in winter, followed by glossy mid-green leaves. An excellent specimen or border shrub. Max Height 4m. Max Spread 3m. Flowers January to February.



Plant in fertile well drained soil. Partial shade, Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.