Sweetshrub | Carolina Allspice

Calycanthus floridus
Mature Height: 6 to 10 ft.
Mature Spread: 6 to 12 ft.

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Sweetshrub a nice versatile shrub that has a beautiful, unique, rust red flower that come on in late spring. This is a native shrub that is known for its fragrance. Though the intensity of the blooms fragrance may vary it is described as having a sweet, fruity smell that attracts pollinators. Even the leaves have a fruity scent when crushed. The sweetshrub has a nice rounded shape that can be pruned to keep a dense form when grown in a formal setting or left alone for a more natural look. The leaves are a dark, glossy green through the summer and turn a nice shade of yellow in the fall. Sweetshrub makes a nice specimen plant or it can be used to make a unique hedgerow.

Bloom Color:Dark red
Bloom Period:Late spring
Fall Color:Yellow
Foliage Color:Green
Genus & Species:Calycanthus floridus
Growth Rate:Medium
Mature Height:6 to 10 ft.
Mature Spread:6 to 12 ft.
Soil Type:Moist, well draining soil
Sun Exposure:Full sun to partial shade
Zone:4 to 9

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.