Sweetshrub (Calycanthus florida)

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Latin: Calycanthus floridus

Zones: 4-9

Other common names: Sweet shrub, Carolina spicebush, Carolina allspice, hairy allspice, eastern sweetshrub, strawberry bush, sweet bubby, sweet Betsy

Mature Height: 6-10′ by 6 to 12′ wide

Soil / Climate: tolerant of a wide range of soil types. Full sun and partial shade tolerant. Plants grown in full sun will be shorter than those grown in part shade.

Notes: Grows in a dense round form at a moderate rate of 12 to 18 inches per year in ideal conditions. Flowers are dark, reddish brown to wine-red and are 1 to 2 inches wide shaped somewhat like a magnolia, long lasting and can be extremely fragrant. Sweet shrub leaves are relatively large, from 4 to 6 inches long and 2 to3 inches wide. In summer leaves are dark green and in fall golden yellow. Fruit is eliptical, 1 to 2 inches long and contains many seeds. Spreads by suckering.

Wildlife: White-tail deer will browse the foliage.
Cold Stream Farm supplies Sweetshrub which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.
Additional information on Sweetshrub can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.

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Dimensions 1 × 1 in


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