Stachyurus praecox

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Buy Stachyurus praecox early stachyurus: An award-winning winter-flowering shrub

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: light, moist but well-drained, acidic soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This is a rare and unusual plant, which is seldom seen here in the UK. In late winter and early spring, pendant racemes of small, cup-shaped flowers seem to drip from the bare, arching branches, creating a beautiful show. A native of thickets and woodland throughout the Himalayas and Eastern Asia, it is ideal for adding interest to a shrub border during the coldest part of the year. Alternatively the branches can be tied onto wires or trellis and trained to form a wall shrub.

  • Garden care: Once established, the stems that have flowered should be cut back to their base. Apply a generous layer of mulch in spring and protect it from cold, dry winds.

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Lovely haelthy plant with fantastic spring catkins

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Lovely healthy plant. growing beautifully despite the recent cold.

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I have had my shrub now for 3 years, and I have had no further shoots from the base apart from the 2 strong arching ones that the plant came with. It is on clay soil in a sheltered corner with partial shade. It is currently flowering well. Can I prune it in any way to encourage more shoots from the base, as I really want a thicker shrub?

Westiea

Hello, These plants require little pruning, but as they (usually) shoot from the base, you can cut back the flowered stems immediately after flowering has finished.

Helen

Winter flowering shrubs and climbers to plant with new hedge Hello, I have newly planted a hedge (made up from Hornbeam, Rosa rugosa, Blackthorn, Cornus, Hawthorn and Hazel) about 50ft long. I have been told that if I was to plant amongst the hedge some winter flowering Clematis such as 'Wisley Cream' it would give some nice colour these bleak winter months when the hedge is bare of foliage. The hedge is south facing and although the ground is ???good??? heavy Cambridgeshire clay the hedge has been planted in a trench back filled with leaf mulch, chipped wood and spent peat. Although I have said about in-planting Clematis in the hedge, I am open to other plant suggestions if you have any. Regards Terry

Terry Allum

Hello Terry, If you click on the following link it will take you to all our winter flowering climbers - of which the Jasminum is tougher and more like a shrub. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/plcid.15/vid.204/ Alternatively, this link will take you to all our winter flowering shrubs. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/plcid.1/vid.204/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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