Bloemen-flowers: Chimonanthus praecox

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Chimonanthus praecox is a deliciously scented early spring blooming schrub ...More information

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  • Sorts:Bloemen-flowers
  • Article number:CHIPRA01
  • Availability: In stock
  • Shipping within:3 to 5 business days

Chimonanthus praecox or winter sweet are also called melon tree or spice tree. This winter-hard, slow-growing shrub is medium sized and is also suitable for the slightly smaller garden.
A sunny to light shady place prefers this schrub.
It is a deciduous shrub, in April it appears after the flowering fresh green leaf. In autumn, this leaf shone to bright yellow.

In January / February, the first buds begin to emerge and yellow beautifully shaped star-shaped flowers with a purple heart appear. The flowers are about 3 cm in size. Especially when the bush is full of flowers it is a spectacular sight in the early spring.

Except that this shrub gives color to your garden in the early spring, the flowers are absolutely delicious.
These smells to lemon and with a flatter of sweet violets sent. The bloom lasts until the end of April.
The total height of the bush is between 200 and 300 cm and can be pruned immediately after flowering. However, pruning is actually superfluous with this very slowly growing schrub and is also not recommended.
This graceful schrub has no trouble with our winters.
Winter hardness zone 6a (-20ºC).


  • Minimum temperature:-20ºC
  • Location:Sunny, light shade
  • Soil type:No special requirements
  • Water requirement:Light damp
  • Full ground:Yes
  • Tub plant:Yes
  • Flowering period:1-4
  • Origin / habitat:China
  • Growth rate:Very slow
  • Maximum plant height:200/300 cm



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