Native Region: China - Hupeh, Sichuan
Zone Range: 06-09
Preferred Climate: Cool to warm temperate
Harvest Date: Friday 22 November, 2019
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.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. 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.