Chimonanthe: planting, flowering and advice on caring for it

Chimonanthe: planting, flowering and advice on caring for it

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The chimonanthus is remarkable in winter and arguably one of the most beautiful winter-flowering shrubs.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Chimonanthus praecox
Family : Calycanthaceae
Type : Shrub

: 3 to 5 m
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary

: Obsolete or persistent -Flowering : January to March

Planting, pruning and maintenance are all things that will help you improve the growth of the chimonanthus.

Plantation of the chimonanthus

Planting of the chimonanthus takes place without importance, in the spring or in the fall. If you want to plant chimonanthus in winter, avoid frost at all costs.

  • It is not very sensitive to the nature of the soil
  • Prefer a slightly sunny but not scorching exposure to make the most of its beautiful flowering.
  • Follow our advice planting shrubs.

Pruning and caring for the chimonanthus

No pruning is necessary as long as the chimonanthus blooms on the wood from the previous year.

  • As you go, remove dead wood and damaged branches.

If you want to rebalance its silhouette or reduce its branches, wait for the end of flowering.

They are easy to grow chimonanthus and will do particularly lightly in the shade.

To know about the chimonanthe

This shrub which is pronounced "kimonante" will offer you a magnificent bloom from January and until the arrival of sunny days.

Both fragrant and luminous, its flowers will seduce you and bring gaiety, thus contrasting with the winter cold.

Chimonanthes are highly ornamental shrubs, highly valued for their winter flowering and their delicate fragrance.

It does not require much maintenance other than watering in hot weather.

Known species of chimonanthus:

The latter offer evergreen foliage: Chimonanthus campanulatus, chimonanthus grammatus, chimonanthus nitens

Smart tip on chimonanthus

A mulching perhaps auspicious in the summer.

Do not eat the seeds it produces because they are poisonous.

Read also :

  • The most beautiful winter-flowering shrubs

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Video: How to Prune a Calycanthus (June 2022).


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