If you want to surround doors and windows with fragrance it's possible with clematis cirrhosa balearica and Wintersweet or chimonanthus
But there is a little courtyard very near our old lecture halls that possesses a magical surprise - a wall shrub called Chimonanthus
praecox, with yellow waxy flowers on bare stems.
praecox, the aptly-named Wintersweet, has small, pendent, waxy blooms of yellow.
Will you bring in one or two stems of Hamamelis mollis, Chimonanthus
praecox or Lonicera purpusii in a few weeks so that the flowers and their wonderful scent can permeate your house, covering up the aroma of boiling sprouts?
Sweet by name and nature - the scented chimonanthus
ALSO known as Chimonanthus
praecox, its oddly-shaped yellow and purple-centred flowers emit a sweet perfume during the winter months.
A great wall shrub for mild areas and sunny walls is the Winter Sweet, Chimonanthus
praecox, which will reach the top of your door frame in about 10 years.
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.
PLANT lemon-scented Winter Sweet, Chimonanthus
, on a sunny wall.
Others that respond well are: Actinidia, Akebia, Carpenteria, Chaenomeles, Chimonanthus
, Corylopsis, Fothergilla, Kalmia, Lonicera, Magnolia, Osmanthus, Skimmia, Strachyurus, Syringa and Vitis colgnetiae.
Praecox (Wintersweet) WINTER produces some real gardening gems and wintersweet is one of these.
WINTERSWEET - or chimonanthus
- has small, pendent, waxy, fragrant blooms of yellow, tinged with purple in the centre.