Category: Shrub - Deciduous
Zones: 7 to 9
Size: To 15' tall and 12' wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun
Not particularly attractive, mulit-stemmed leggy form. Very fragrant flowers in winter to early spring, pale translucent petals with a purple center. Blooms on old growth. Leaves opposite, dark green, pointed oval to 6" long. Prune after flowering to rejuvenate. Needs good drainage.
'Grandiflorus' - larger flowers with red staining
Native to China.
Published in Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 2: 66 in 1822.
Basionym Calycanthus praecox L.
Praecox means early.