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Calycantha floridus 'Athens' /Carolina Allspice

Calycantha floridus 'Athens'  / Calycantha floridus 'Athens'
Dark green leaves turn yellow in autumn
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Dark green leaves turn yellow in autumn

Greenish-yellow flowers come at the end of short branchlets in spring

Fragrnat flowers last for a couple of weeks in spring

A closer view of the flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Calycantha floridus 'Athens'
Common Name: Carolina Allspice
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: This selection is one of those plant that requires little care after being placed in the garden. "Athens" is probably the best of the sweetshrubs and has the greatest amount of fragrance. It is grown from cuttings and each one will have the desired qualities of the parent, unlike those grown from seed.