FLOWERING SHRUB. Chimonanthus (Calycan-thus) praecox is grown against a wall, making an attractive picture of yellow and maroon in mid-winter if planted in a south-west position. Plant in spring in ordinary soil and after flowering cut back fairly hard, leaving any young shoots for next season’s flowering. Increase by layering in sand in summer as with carnations, leaving for a year before severing. There is a red variety, but the yellow is mostly grown for its large blossoms and its fragrance.

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