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


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.


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

Native to China and Japan.


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