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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as Carolina allspice, Carolina sweetshrub

(fertilis) - shiny green leaves with attractive deep carmine magnolia-like flowers.
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Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Small £18.50 each

Available from January 2021 - Awaiting new stock
Large £30.00 each

Delivery Information Available from January 2021
  • 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
Calycanthus - Growing Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)

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Commonly known as: Carolina allspice, Carolina sweetshrub.
A form with double pale yellow flowers. Very fragrant
£35.00 each
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