A new variety of this amazingly fragrant genus bred by the highly acclaimed British breeder Peter Moore. Combining the best qualities from both its parents, 'Winter Gem' produces larger than average dark, glossy, green leaves that emerge from the purple stems which during winter also hold a mass of the very attractive and highly fragrant flowers which fill the surrounding air with perfume. These are followed by glossy red berries which ripen to black over time. Flowers late December-early March. Height 100-150cm.