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Chimonanthus praecox

Common Name(s):
Fragrant wintersweet
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Can be severely pruned after flowering to rejuvenate

Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement

Seed: Achene

Height:
10-15 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, lustrous, dark green leaves; 2.5-6 in. long; yellow-green fall color
Flower:
0.7-1 in. waxy, yellowish-white, cupped flowers in winter to early spring; fragrant; purple centers; occurs on previous season's growth; non-showy fruit
Zones:
6b to 9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to light shade; range of soil conditions but needs good drainage
Texture:
Medium to coarse
Form:
Multi-stemmed, loose shrub with fountain-like effect; becomes leggy and ragged with age
Width:
8-12 ft.
Tags:
play, playground, deciduous, children’s garden

NCCES plant id: 1500

Chimonanthus praecox Chimonanthus praecox