20 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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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
You can propagate by seeds when ripe, in late spring and early summer.
The cultivars by softwood cuttings in the summer.
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