This plant has three outstanding traits: it blooms in January when nothing else is usually blooming, it has very fragrant yellow flowers that can last 3-4 weeks, and it thrives in gravelly, poorly drained clay soil (present in much of our region). It is a large (8 x 8 ft.) somewhat coarse looking shrub that grows best in full sun or partial shade, with twice-a-week watering. The fall color is a coppery yellow. Use for foundation planting, background or screen plantings. Plant near a window or door to enjoy scent.