Sweet Shrub (Calycanthus floridus), (Calycanthus occidentalis)
Other Names
Carolina Allspice, Spice Bush, California Allspice, Western Sweetshrub, California Sweetshrub.
Origins - Along East, and West Coast of N. America.
Perennial (deciduous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 6-9.
Bloom - Late Spring, Summer.
Approx. up to 10 ft (3 m).
Well drained, neutral to mildly acidic soils. Partial or full shade.
Average water needs.
Propagation - By cuttings, by division.
Deliciously aromatic; Sweetshrub's attractive bloom
comes in various shades of raspberry red to Burgundy red. For white blooms try Calycanthus x 'Venus'
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