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.
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
Calycanthus - Growing Guide

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CALYCANTHUS 'Aphrodite'

CALYCANTHUS 'Aphrodite'

exceptionally large, fragrant red flowers, re-blooming

 
Medium
£45.00 each 
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Large
£65.00  
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CALYCANTHUS chinensis

CALYCANTHUS chinensis

large magnolia-like flowers white on the outside and yellowish inside with maroon markings at the base. Very rare

 
Medium
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CALYCANTHUS floridus

CALYCANTHUS floridus

Carolina allspice, Carolina sweetshrub

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

 
Small
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£20.00 each 
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£35.00 each 
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CALYCANTHUS floridus 'Athens'

CALYCANTHUS floridus 'Athens'

Carolina allspice, Carolina sweetshrub

a form with double pale yellow flowers. Very fragrant

 
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CALYCANTHUS raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine'

CALYCANTHUS raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine'

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

 
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CALYCANTHUS 'Venus'

CALYCANTHUS 'Venus'

four inch wide white flowers with yellow and purple central markings. Strong scent

 
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