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Calycanthus floridus

Also called Common Sweetshrub


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More About Calycanthus floridus

  • Distinctive, velvety, rose-like, rust-red flowers
  • Brownish, seed capsules mature in the fall and persist into the winter
  • Glossy, dark green leaves turn golden-yellow in the fall
  • Flower fragrance has been described as pineapple, strawberry, and banana
  • Bloom Time: April to July
  • Flower Size: 5 cm

Zone:

5

Height:

150-175 cm

Spread:

175-200 cm

Colour:

Burgundy
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Carolina Allspice Growing and Maintenance Tips

Carolina allspice has no disease or pest problems, is suitable for a wide variety of soils and has good shade tolerance.


Calycanthus floridus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Seed
Fall Color
Fruit
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Spreading
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Calycanthus floridus

Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine'

Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine'

Hartlage Wine Carolina Allspice

Calycanthus floridus 'Edith Wilder'

Calycanthus floridus 'Edith Wilder'

Edith Wilder Carolina Allspice