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Calycanthus floridus /Sweet Shrub

Calycanthus floridus  / Calycanthus floridus
Early spring flower and foliage
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Early spring flower and foliage

Dormant winter plant with hanging seed pods

Flowers and foliage

Shrub in autumn color

Autumn colored foliage

A closer view of flowers and foliage

At the National Arboretum in Washington, DC

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Scientific Name: Calycanthus floridus
Common Name: Sweet Shrub
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Red
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Flowers are very fragrant and the leaves are aromatic when crushed. Produces nice autumn color. Well adapted for naturalistic sites where natives are featured. Blooms well in sunlight and in shade. Normally produces multiple stems.