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Chimonanthus praecox - 'Luteus' (Winter Sweet, Chimonanthus)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Winter), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Chimonanthus praecox - Cultivation Notes

This vigorous upward arching shrub prefers a sheltered position in full sun or part shade, where it is suited to being grown against a wall, towards the back of a mixed border or alongside woodland planting. Avoid pruning young plants, only pruning mature plants but removing tired old growth in the late winter months, cutting back flowering shoots in spring for wall shrubs to shape.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Chimonanthus praecox:

  • Scented blossom
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Produces winter flowers

Weaknesses of Chimonanthus praecox

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Chimonanthus praecox:

  • Provides scented winter blossom

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