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Chimonanthus praecox var. luteus

Chimonanthus praecox var. luteus

Common name winter sweet
Family calycanthaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z6-9)
Flowers yellow (winter)
Size to 12'
Light sun-part shade

Glossy-leaved shrub with fragrant pendant yellow flowers in winter. Can be pruned as a small tree. Yellow autumn foliage. Borderline hardy in our garden (some list it hardy as only to zone 7), but my seedlings survived the fairly harsh winter of '15 (shown at right in early May '15), so I have good hope for them.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '10/'11 exchange. File-nicked, baggy 70F (55%G, 18d)
  2. Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. File-nicked, baggy 70F (71%G, 14-37d)
  3. Seed for 'Luteus' from HPS '13/'14 exchange. File-nicked, baggy 70F (80%G, 11-21d)
  4. Seed for 'Luteus' from HPS '13/'14 exchange. File-nicked, baggy 70F (88%G, 15-20d)

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