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Sweetshrub - Calycanthus floridus


- An erect, rounded deciduous native shrub found in shady woodlands

- Profusion of dark red flowers appear in spring

- Sensory blend of strawberries and bananas

- Give way to urn-shaped fruits which mature to bown and persist through winter

- Potential colonizer 


Calycanthus floridus, commonly called Sweetshrub or Carolina Allspice, grows easily in average, well drained soil in full sun to part shade. Sweetshrub is a deciduous shrub, forming a dense, rounded shape from 6-9′ tall. In late spring, large maroon-brown fragrant flowers up to 2″ across appear at the ends of short branchlets. Plant this native shrub close to living areas to best enjoy its fragrant flowers.

Sweetshrub - Calycanthus floridus

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  • Zone: 4-9

    Spread: 6-12 ft.

    Height: 6-10 ft.

    Sun: Full sun to partial shade

    Water: Average

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