Winter Sweet CHIMONANTHUS praecox

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

CHIMONANTHUS praecox

Family:

CALYCANTHACEAE

Genus:

CHIMONANTHUS

Species:

praecox

Common Name:

Winter Sweet

Seeds Per Pound:
2,517
Quantity:
3.42 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
10
Germination:
91%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
10-12 feet
Collection Locale:
Italy
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 3.42 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
8.95
1 oz
26.95
1 lb
129.50
1 kg
259.00
Growing Info:
Scarification: soak in warm water for two hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for three days, 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.
In a Nutshell:
* Chimonanthus praecox, also known as wintersweet or Japanese allspice, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Chimonanthus of the family Calycanthaceae, native to China. It is a vigorous deciduous shrub growing to 4 m (13 ft) tall with an erect trunk and leaves 5–29 cm (2–11 in) long and 2–12 cm (1–5 in) broad. Its strongly scented pendent flowers, produced in winter on bare stems, have 15-21 yellow tepals, the inner ones usually with purplish red pigments.
* This plant is cultivated in gardens, producing valued flower colour in the dormant season. more...
* The flowers are very fragrant, they are used in pot-pourri and to make perfumes. The wood, after soaking in water, polishes to a brilliant black finish. more...