Chimonanthus praecox 'Luteus'

Chimonanthus praecox 'Luteus'

Wintersweet

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Chimonanthus praecox 'Luteus'
  • Common name: Wintersweet
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 4m

Spread: 3m

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers, Scented flowers

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The flowers of wintersweet, Chimonanthus praecox, are renowned for their intense winter fragrance. Small waxy, light sulphur yellow blooms with brownish purple inner petals form on bare branches in late winter, and work well in indoor floral arrangements. Chimonanthus praecox 'Luteus' has completely yellow, slightly larger flowers than the species, without the purple inner petals. It blooms later in winter than original wintersweet, but its fragrance is not as strong.

For best results grow Chimonanthus praecox 'Luteus' against a warm sheltered wall in full sun. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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