Chimonanthus praecox

Chimonanthus praecox
Chimonanthus praecox
Chimonanthus praecox

Plant type

Shrubs

Common name
Calicanto d’inverno


Family
Calycanthaceae


Tag

    Habitus

  • Shrubs

    Sun Exposition

  • Sun

    Leaf Persistance

  • Deciduous

    Flower Colour

  • Yellow

    Flowering Period

  • 02-February
  • 03-March

    Climatic Zone

  • 6

    Continent of Origin

  • Asia

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Origin: China.

Botanical characteristics: It is a deciduous shrub with upright habit, up to 4 meters high. Its leaves are opposite, oval-lanceolate, rough on the upper side and smooth on the lower side. They are dark green, yellow in autumn, with smooth margins. In winter, fragrant bell-shaped flowers bloom on bare branches. They are yellow with a red-brown central spot.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It is suitable to any well-drained soil in full sun. In cold climates it should be planted in a sheltered place.

Use: It is very appreciated for the intense fragrance of the flowers. It is used for its scent, as single plant or in mixed hedges.