Native Region: China - Hupeh, Sichuan
Zone Range: 06-09
Preferred Climate: Cool to warm temperate
Harvest Date: Sunday 10 December, 2017
Seed count: 12-15
There are few plants that offer their blooms in the dead of winter, but this is one that does, and announces its presence with a hauntingly sweet scent. This rounded evergreen shrub bears fragrant white flowers in late winter, followed by glossy black fruit. Height 6 feet; spread 3 feet.
Sow seed in containers in spring. Maintain even, but not excessive, moisture. Grow on in any good garden soil. Hardy to -15°C (5°F), although the leaves may be severely damaged by exposure to sun during freezing weather. For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant.