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
  • Tall Shrub
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for their unusual, fragrant flowers which resemble small water lilies.
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Scented foliage
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
Calycanthus - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of CALYCANTHUS

CALYCANTHUS 'Aphrodite'

CALYCANTHUS 'Aphrodite'

exceptionally large, fragrant red flowers, re-blooming

 
Medium
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£47.50 each 
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£80.00  
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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£30.00 each 
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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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£25.00 each 
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£40.00 each 
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CALYCANTHUS floridus 'Athens'

CALYCANTHUS floridus 'Athens'

Carolina allspice, Carolina sweetshrub

fragrant pale yellow long lasting flower. Slow growing

 
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£40.00 each 
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CALYCANTHUS floridus 'Burgundy Spice'

CALYCANTHUS floridus 'Burgundy Spice'

Carolina allspice, Carolina sweetshrub

glossy, dark-purple leaves and fragrant deep red flowers.

 
£35.00  
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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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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

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Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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