A Winter sweet
is a small evergreen shrub with leathery long leaves and small white flowers with a very sweet perfume.
Ideal plants for both colour and fragrance are winter sweet
or Chimonanthus Luteus (pictured), which has fragrant yellow flowers on bare winter stems, witch hazel and especially the variety Pallida whose spidery yellow flowers have the scent of sweet tea, all the mahonias with their yellow flowers and strong fragrance, and Viburnum Dawn, which although lightly scented is wor th investing in for its gorgeous pink blooms.
(Chimonanthus praecox) This is another of those wonderful plants that does its business and flowers in the depths of winter, thereby giving the gardener hope in the depths of their winter malaise that soon the garden will spring back to life.
If you want fragrant shrub than winter sweet
, Chimonanthus is not too big, reasonably slow growing, eventually reaching about 8ft.
CHIMONANTHUS or Winter Sweet
comes to life at this time of year with bare woody stems dripping with gloriously fragrant, pendant yellow flowers that are tinged with purple in the centre.
Trained against a wall in the rose garden is the plant Chimonanthus praecox, or Winter Sweet
Our chef serves up delicious steamed ginger pudding - the ideal winter sweet
There are some gorgeous perfumed winter plants such as the shrubs winter sweet
and winter box, witch hazel and even small bulbs such as iris reticulata.
Then, of course, there are the winter flowering honeysuckles, the Winter Sweet
, the Snake Bark Maples along with all the Witch Hazels.
SPICE up your borders with winter sweet
- a large flowering shrub that, once established, produces pale waxy yellow flowers that are stained with red and have an exotic spicy scent from December through to March.
CHIMONANTHUS praecox, or Winter Sweet
, is something that, once you have seen its flowers and enjoyed their rich, spicy perfume, you are bound to want to plant.
QCAN you tell me where I can purchase Madonna Lily bulbs, and also the Winter Sweet
Another scented plant is the Winter Sweet
with curious wax-like translucent yellow flowers.
makes a rather large shrub, albeit slowly.
These include winter sweet
, hamamelis (witch hazel) and sarcococca.