Sweetshrub

Calycanthus floridus

A compact, woody shrub with bright green, glossy, deciduous leaves.  Sweetshrub has a taller and more open habit in shady conditions and a lower, bushier habit in sunny areas.  Fragrant reddish-brown flowers with multiple wispy petals sprout in mid-spring.  All parts of the plant exude a semi-sweet anise/cinnamon type odor when disturbed.  Flowers are followed by small brown seed capsules that persist into late fall or winter.  The leaves turn shades of yellow in fall before dropping.

Scientific Name: Calycanthus floridus
Bloom Color: Red, Brown
Bloom Time: April, May
Butterfly Host: N/A
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: Leaves contain some camphor, and can be used both as an insect repllent and a disinfectant.
Fall Foliage: No
Fruit: Fleshy cylindric floral tube, 2-3" long, green turning to brown into winter.
Habit: Shrub
Height: 2-5', 5-8'
Light Needs: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: 16
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Border Woodland, Partial Shade, Shade
Water Needs: Average, Moist

Price: $15.00

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