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CALYCANTHUS floridus 'Purpureus'

Commonly known as Carolina allspice, Carolina sweetshrub

Leaves tinged purple beneath
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - bushy, spreading shrub. produces red-brown flowers 4-5cm (1½-2in) across with numerous strap-shaped petals.
  • 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.
  • Flower Shape - Star-shaped
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • 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)
 

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