Winter Sweet, encourage flowers

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    help please 🙂

    Any ideas on how to get my 3 year old Winter Sweet to flower? It is 1.5m high. Always lots of new growth. I think I get buds but they must fall off because I have a million leaves before I know it and no flowers.

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    It is probably too young. Chimonanthus takes several years to start to flower, so the waiting time for blooms is relatively long. For example: while it can be propagated easily by rooting or by air layering, grown from seed can take up to as long as 14 years (I have read it averages 3-7 years).  It blooms on branches from the prior year. so be careful if pruning it. More info:


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