Chimonanthus praecox

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Commonly called Wintersweet it is a must for the winter garden. It is a large shrub growing slowly to 10 – 15 feet with 3 inch green leaves. It is a great plant for the edges of the garden where it can provide backdrop for spring and summer perennials but come January and February it is covered in butter yellow, sweetly fragrant flowers and on a sill day the perfume will fill your garden. Native to Japan and China.