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Wintersweet

Chimonanthus praecox

Also known as

Jaoan All-Spice, Japanese-Allspice

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

2.5m

2.5m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Wintersweet Overview

A stiff climbing or wall plant native to China. Opposite leaves are harsh-textured and dark green, brown when falling. The yellow striped purple flowers appear profusely on bare winter branches, in warmer climates among the last leaves of autumn. The cultivar 'Luteus' has late blooming, buttercup-yellow flowers.

How to propagate Wintersweet

Seed

You can propagate by seeds when ripe, in late spring and early summer.

Cuttings

The cultivars by softwood cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Wintersweet

Other uses of Wintersweet

Winter interest.