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Commonly known as Allspice
A genus of 3 deciduous shrubs from woodland and streambanks in eastern China and USA.
One of the few plants that rely on beetles for pollination as they evolved before winged insects. They are attracted by the spicy scent and are trapped within the nectarless flowers. After pollination the tepals relax allowing the insect to escape.
Used medicinally by American Indians and also for arrow shafts.
DeciduousShrubs. Dark-green leaves are aromatic when crushed.
Partial shadeIn warm climates.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown for their unusual, fragrant flowers which resemble small water lilies.Pests & DiseasesNone.Place of originUSA
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus- rich.
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)
Buy Varieties of CALYCANTHUS
exceptionally large, fragrant red flowers, re-blooming
large magnolia-like flowers white on the outside and yellowish inside with maroon markings at the base. Very rare
(fertilis) - shiny green leaves with attractive deep carmine magnolia-like flowers.
a form with double pale yellow flowers. Very fragrant
this is a new and extremely rare hybrid between Calycanthus and Sinocalycanthus. The flowers have a wine-red centre and white outsides
four inch wide white flowers with yellow and purple central markings. Strong scent