CALYCANTHUS floridus

Commonly known as Carolina allspice, Carolina sweetshrub

(fertilis) - shiny green leaves with attractive deep carmine magnolia-like flowers.
Further Reading....

CALYCANTHUS floridus

 
  • Deciduous
    Oval or oblong, dark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long, sometimes turning yellow in autumn.
  • Red
    Carmine
  • Height
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Bushy, spreading shrub. Flowers 4-5cm (1½-2in) across with numerous strap-shaped petals fading to brown at the tips. Flowers are solitary and are produced terminally or from the axils of the current year's growth.
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    In warm climates.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - bark has a strong camphor smell when scraped.
  • Pests & Diseases
    none.
  • Place of origin
    southeastern USA.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Scented foliage
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
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Calycanthus - Growing Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

Buy Varieties of CALYCANTHUS floridus

CALYCANTHUS floridus 'Athens'

CALYCANTHUS floridus 'Athens'

Carolina allspice, Carolina sweetshrub

A form with double pale yellow flowers. Very fragrant

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£35.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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