Chimonanthus praecox – “Fragrant Wintersweet”

Botanical Name: Chimonanthus praecox

Common Name: “Fragrant Wintersweet”


Height: 9 to 10 Feet

Spread: 8 to 9 Feet

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Bloom: December-January


Large, slow-growing, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub provides clusters of small, extremely-fragrant, waxen, pale-yellow blooms during the winter on growth from the previous summer. Its lustrous, dark-green foliage turns yellow in the fall before dropping.