Chimonanthus praecox – Wintersweet

The beauty of Chimonanthus praecox – Wintersweet. This plant is often overlooked for it’s beauty in a garden. The name comes from kheimon, meaning winter, and anthos, meaning flower – because it flowers in winter. 🌺🌸🌼

A gardener once wrote “Chimonanthus praecox is indispensable and should be planted in every garden large enough to hold two plants!” It was first introduced to England from Japan in 1766, but was realised many years later that this plant is actually a native of China.

In the middle of winter, it bursts into bloom and fills the garden with its honeyed fragrance! 🤩 It is a twiggy, deciduous shrub growing to about 2-2.5m tall.

Keep it green


Follow us on Facebook

7 views0 comments

We are an online only store, but we propagate our own plants as well as source from growers throughout New Zealand

ArchiPro badge - white (1).png
  • Facebook

259 Grove Bush Woodlands Rd, RD1, Invercargill

Open by appointment only

© 2020 by NURSERYMAN

Shopping Cart