Calycanthus 'Sweetshrub'

A fragrance as sweet as your favorite fruit!
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Features to Note


4 - 9

Mature Height

10 Feet

Mature Width

12 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
4 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Calycanthus floridus Sweetshrub is a dense rounded shrub that features very fragrant dark red, crimson flowers which bloom in the late spring to early summer. Flowers give way to seed capsules that mature into fruit during the fall and persist through the winter, inviting all your feathered friends to feast. The lustrous, dark green leaves turn a bright golden yellow in the fall. If all that wasn't enough the leaves are highly aromatic when bruised or crushed! This is commonly called sweetshrub or a strawberry bush in reference to the fragrant blooms which have been described as combining hints of pineapple, strawberry, and banana. It easily grown in medium, well drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prune immediately after flowering to shape or maintain compactness. Let the sweet scent and interesting habit of this sweetshrub entice visitors to your garden!


Genus: Calycanthus
Species: floridus
Item Form: Bareroot
Category: Shrubs
Bloom Season Start: Mid Spring
Bloom Season End: Mid Summer
USDA Zone Low: 4
USDA Zone High: 9
Uses: Beds, Border, Foliage Interest
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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