Chimonanthus praecox

Winter Sweet

In Stock: 5.629 lb (Total:5.629lb)
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5.63 lb


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Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
5.63 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Germination can be difficult due to the hard seed coat, and is improved by scarification with a knife or sandpaper.|soak in warm water, let stand in water for 48 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: Germination is usually good, though it is often slow and erratic, and takes place in two months or more.

If you're looking for a plant that produces stunning, highly fragrant flowers in the depths of winter, consider Chimonanthus praecox Winter Sweet. This vigorous deciduous shrub can grow up to 4m tall with an erect trunk and leaves up to 29cm long. During winter, the bare stems are covered with yellow or pale green-yellow flowers with 15-21 tepals each, many of which are additionally flushed with purplish red pigments. The fragrant flowers are used in pot-pourri and perfumes, while the wood, after soaking, is polished to a brilliant black finish. Chimonanthus praecox Winter Sweet is not only a must-have for gardeners who value flower colour in winter, but also for those interested in traditional Chinese medicine, as an oil made from the flowers is used to treat colds. Add this beautiful plant to your garden, for its stunning visual effects and its well-known therapeutic benefits.

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