Calycanthus floridus

Sweetshrub, Carolina Allspice

$24.68 | 3 G | 80 Avail. | $24.68

3 G Weight: 45.0 lb



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Sweetshrub is dense rounded deciduous shrub with aromatic luscious dark green leaves that turn gold in fall.  Highly fragrant dark red magnolia-like flowers bloom in late spring into summer which give way to fruits that persist into winter.  Grows best in full sun and moist, well-drained acidic soils. 

Calycanthus is pollinated by beetles, its flowers do not attract other pollinators as much.  However, its seeds are sometimes eaten by small mammals and birds.

Type: 

Shrub 

Height: 

6' - 10'

Spread: 

6’ - 12'

Spacing: 

8'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

SpringSummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Do not let the soil dry out.  Prune after flowering.  No serious disease or pest issues.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasWildlife Garden, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: WeigelaMaiden GrassRose

Image: Krzysztof Ziarnek, KenraizCalycanthus floridus kz06CC BY-SA 4.0

 

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