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CALYCANTHUS

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.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - shrubs. Dark-green leaves are aromatic when crushed.
  • Tall Shrub
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - in warm climates.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for their unusual, fragrant flowers which resemble small water lilies.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - USA
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus- rich.
Calycanthus - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of CALYCANTHUS

CALYCANTHUS 'Aphrodite'

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Exceptionally large, fragrant red flowers, re-blooming
£35.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -
Large £55.00 

CALYCANTHUS chinensis

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Large magnolia-like flowers white on the outside and yellowish inside with maroon markings at the base. Very rare
Medium £30.00 each

CALYCANTHUS floridus

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Commonly known as: Carolina allspice, Carolina sweetshrub.
(fertilis) - shiny green leaves with attractive deep carmine magnolia-like flowers.
Small £18.50 each
Large £30.00 each

CALYCANTHUS floridus 'Athens'

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Commonly known as: Carolina allspice, Carolina sweetshrub.
A form with double pale yellow flowers. Very fragrant
£30.00 each

CALYCANTHUS raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine'  AWARD

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This is a new and extremely rare hybrid between Calycanthus and Sinocalycanthus. The flowers have a wine-red centre and white outsides
£35.00 each

CALYCANTHUS 'Venus'

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Four inch wide white flowers with yellow and purple central markings. Strong scent
£35.00 each

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