Chimonanthus praecox

nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,198

I've been thinking today and there are questions. Chimonanthus praecox I grew from seed maybe 10 years ago, might be a bit more. It's 5 or 6 feet tall and quite bushy. Any ideas when I might expect a flower?

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  • discodavediscodave Posts: 510

    has it never flowered?

     

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,198

    nope, not a sign

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 48,986

    This article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3297316/How-to-grow-wintersweet.html suggests that it mght take up to 7 years to flower, so yours is definitely being a little tardy - perhaps a dose of potash might give it the right idea? 

    NB to self - another idea for the new bed in the front garden imageimage

    "...tea and toasted buttered currant buns, can't compensate for lack of sun because the summer's all gone..."   Autumn Almanac - Ray Davies
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,198

    Thanks Dove, I'll have a strong word with it and a bit of potash. It can have the contents of the ashpan from the woodstove, or would that be too extreme?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,198

    I wonder if the 7 year estimate is from buying one at a GC when it would already be several years old. Mind you, mine is fairly substantial looking now and I hope for action very soon. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,198

    At last, not many but it's a startimage

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 12,667

    Congratulations on the Christmas birthimage

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,198

    Thanks pansyfaceimage

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,326

    I don't know that one but it does look very attractive.  What aspect and soil Nutcutlet ? I'm thinking of my new hedge planimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,198

    The soil is very well drained and lacking in humous. It's now quite shady which it wasn't in the beginning. It may not be ideal, may be the reason I had to wait so longimage

     

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