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Carolina
Allspice


Calycanthus


Description:

An upright, oval shaped shrub that looks great in the back of the shrub border or for use as a screen.  The flowers are borne on last year's stems in mid-spring and have a fragrance similar to strawberries.

All or parts of this plant are poisonous.   Pollen will cause slight allergy in certain people.

 

Common Name: Carolina Allspice, Sweetshrub, Strawberry Bush
Botanical Name: Calycanthus
Type: Deciduous shrub
Soil Preference: Will tolerate some drought, wetness and salt and will grow in dry to occassionally wet soil but prefers well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay soils with a pH of acidic to slightly alkaline (less than 7.7)
Light Requirements: Full sun, partial sun, partial shade, full shade
Attributes: Pest tolerant, will grow in moist soils, fragrant
Pests: None serious
Diseases: Bacterial crown gall will cause wart-looking growths near the soil line on the stem.  Powdery mildew also may become a problem
Care: Prune right after flowering if nessecary.  Fertilize with Holly-tone, Plant-tone or a water-soluble fertilizer at the recommended rates.

Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Calycanthus floridus
Sweet Shrub, Allspice
zones 5b-10a
 
Description:  Dark green leaf color in summer, yellow in fall.   Fragrant red Magnolia-like flower in May.  This is a pest-free plant that can be meshed into any garden setting.  Foliage is somewhat fragrant
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Spring and Summer
Foliage Color: Green, yellow fall color;  fall colors are attractive
Height: 6-10'
Spread: 6-10'


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Calycanthus floridus 'Aphrodite'
Sweet Shrub, Allspice
zones
 
Description:  A new, improved Calycanthus with large, bright red, super fragrant, magnolia-like flowers.  This re-bloomer has nice, glossy foliage, too. Another great introduction from Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs.
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Spring and Summer
Foliage Color: Green. Yellow fall color.
Height: 5-6'
Spread: 6-7'


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Calycanthus floridus 'Athens'
Sweet Shrub, Allspice
zones
 
Description:  The traditional pink blooms are replaced with a soft yellow on this dense, rounded shrub with flowers redolent of cloves and sweet fruit. The flowers are followed by urn-shaped brown fruit that matures in fall and remains on the plant all winter.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring and Summer
Foliage Color: Green. Yellow fall color.
Height: 6-9'
Spread: 9-12'


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Calycanthus floridus 'Venus'
Sweet Shrub, Allspice
zones
 
Description:  The glossy foliage and 5 inch Magnolia-like flowers will make you want to add this medium-sized shrub to your garden. Flower buds emerge ivory, then open white with yellow and purple infusions in the center. The heavy floral fragrance of strawberry and melon perfume the garden while in bloom.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Spring and Summer
Foliage Color: Green. Yellow fall color.
Height: 8-10'
Spread: 6-10'
 
 
 

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