Chimonanthus nitens Oliv.

Evergreen Chimonanthus


Family: Calycanthaceae

Genus: Chimonanthus

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 8

Size: To 15' tall, 8' wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Opposite dark green leaves, lighter below. White flowers in late winter in the leaf axils, fringelike. Need shade from hot afternoon sun in warmer zones.

History: 

Published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 16: t. 1600 in 1887.

Native to China and Japan.

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