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Carolina Allspice

Calycanthus floridus

Item 014515

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USDA Zone:
5-9
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

Delightful, strawberry-like fragrance to maroon-brown flowers carried at the ends of leafy branchlets. Blooms are followed by brownish, pear-shaped capsules that are fragrant when crushed. Deciduous.

Price: $69.99
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Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall, 5 to 8 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Calycanthus floridus
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Habit: Round
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late spring through mid-summer
Flower Color: Red
Design Ideas: Exceptional shrub for the all native gardens. Integrate into wild garden compositions for color and fragrance. Works well along fence lines and against bare walls. Superior background for the perennial garden or as low maintenance choice to the shrub border.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

History

This shrub is called allspice because its flower fragrance resembles the culinary spice.

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