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CALYCANTHUS

Commonly known as Carolina allspice, Carolina sweetshrub

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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
  • 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
Calycanthus - Growing Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

Buy Varieties of CALYCANTHUS

CALYCANTHUS 'Aphrodite'

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Exceptionally large, fragrant red flowers, re-blooming
£35.00 each
Large £55.00 
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Available Early Spring 2020 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

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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