Chimonanthus praecox

Also known as:

  • Chimonanthus fragrans
  • Japanese Allspice
  • Wintersweet
  • Fragrant Wintersweet

Plant Type

shrub

Zones

7a-10b

Size

H:8'-15'
W:8'-12'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

drought tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

yellow, purple

Flower Season:

spring, winter

Foliage Season:

deciduous

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Lazy S'S Farm Nursery

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Barboursville, Virginia

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Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

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Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

360-652-1779

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Williams, Oregon

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Whitman Farms

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Salem, Oregon

503-585-8728

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Garden World

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10506 Broadacres Road Hubbard, Oregon

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Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

541-746-3922

Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

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Whitman Farms

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Salem, Oregon

503-585-8728

Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

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Heritage Seedlings

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Salem, Oregon

Whitman Farms

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Salem, Oregon

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Description by: Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Bare wintertime branches are adorned with pendent fragrant yellow flowers with a reddish-purple eye. A feast for the nose. Deciduous shrub 8-10' tall and wide.

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Description by: Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

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Winter Sweet has small yellow lowers with purple centers. Though the flowers aren’t exciting the scent is heavenly. The plant flowers in January-February.

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Description by: Heritage Seedlings

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Salem, Oregon

503-585-9835

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An unusual deciduous shrub that blooms 6-8 weeks ahead of the ubiquitous Forsythia. Cut branches bearing fragrant yellow flowers bring refreshing good cheer when arranged indoors.

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Description by: Garden World

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Hubbard, Oregon

503-982-2380

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Deciduous, upright, multi-stemmed, loose shrub with fountain-like effect. Can become leggy, but not an eyesore. The sweet smell of the pale yellow flower with a purple center in the winter is worth the less than brilliant appearance throughout the seasons. Fragrance of the small flowers will stop you in your tracks!

Description by: Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

360-652-1779

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Deciduous, pale yellow, fragrant, winter flowers. Related to Calycanthus. Does best when planted in dappled shade not full sun. Zone 6-9. 10', China, part shade, humus rich well drained

Description by: Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

541-846-7269

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Very fragrant flowers early in spring make this large shrub outstanding; glossy dark green leaves. Sun/Med.

Description by: Whitman Farms

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Salem, Oregon

503-585-8728

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First of all, I took this pic yesterday, December 27 so you see this Wintersweet is in full flower, and more important, it is in full fragrance; so as I go out my office door (just to the left of the window that you see there), I feel the sweetness to my toes. This is a pretty straggly large shrub (8'), but it is fairly well contained, so it is not a nuisance; and even if it were, it's winter offering would make up for it. zone 6

Description by: Lazy S'S Farm Nursery

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Barboursville, Virginia

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An unknown, unassuming plant that delivers the same impact in your garden in gray days of winter as when you're walking thru a mall and some store (Victoria's Secret comes to mind) is pumping scent out the door! Ranking up there with magnolias, lilacs and winter honeysuckle in the scent department, the fragrance is not overpowering but spicy and lemon-like and romantic. Like lilacs, most of the year it doesn't add anything to the garden but its mass, which isn't unattractive, just not particularly noticeable. HOWEVER, the scent in the dreary dead of winter earns this plant a spot in your shrub border. Just under-plant it with bulbs and let a Clematis or other vine scramble around through it for interest if you need to dress it up for the other season when it isn't the absolute star of the garden. Has fairly nice yellow fall color. Can be pruned to tree form.

Description by: Greer Gardens Inc.

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Eugene, Oregon

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This multistemmed shrub single trunk tree if trained is an excellent addition to the small yard. It bears very fragrant, translucent yellow, purple tinted flowers in winter and grows to 10-15' at maturity but can be cut 6-12" from the ground in late winter to rejuvenate if necessary. Adaptable to many soil types, but requires good drainage. Enjoys full sun to partial shade.

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