Geographical origin: China's mountainous forests.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 4 m, width up to 3 m.
Type of soil: Moist, damp and free draining.
Hardiness: Hardy to -23°C.
Exposure: Full sun; sheltered from wind.
Toxicity: The seeds are toxic.
Characteristics and uses:
Wintersweet has the most beautiful display of scented flowers in the winter. Its pale yellow flowers give off a lovely scent reminiscent of hyacinth or honey. This shrub is perfect for all gardens, be it as a lone specimen or as part of a group of plants. Its slow growth means that it can be grown in a tub.