Chimonanthus praecox Luteus

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Chimonanthus praecox Luteus, commonly known as Wintersweet, is a medium-sized, deciduous shrub that is valued for its strikingly beautiful and sweetly scented winter flowers. This vigorous plant brings a splash of colour and fragrance to the garden during the late winter months, a time when most plants remain dormant. Its small, bowl-shaped, waxy golden-yellow flowers emerge on bare branches, creating a stunning display that can last until early spring, weather permitting. The bushy, upright, and vase-shaped structure of this flowering shrub, complemented by its glossy, lanceolate, dark green leaves that turn yellow in the fall, makes it one of the most desirable additions to the winter garden.

Awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, Chimonanthus praecox Luteus can grow up to 3m tall and 2.5m wide, thriving best in full sun to part shade in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Once established, it is drought-tolerant, requiring minimal maintenance aside from the removal of crossing, dead, or diseased branches in late spring. This plant is generally pest and disease-free, making it an excellent choice for mass planting in mixed shrub borders, cottage gardens, or city gardens, where its dramatic winter blooms will captivate and enchant. Propagation can be achieved through seeds and softwood cuttings.

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