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     Be sure to plant Sweet Shrub where you can enjoy the lovely fruit-salad aroma of the flowers.  The scent is strongest when the maroon blooms first appear, usually around April or May.


     An easy-to-grow shrub, Sweet Shrub likes a break from afternoon sun but will grow anywhere from full sun to full shade.  It grows in medium soil, tolerating some flooding, but it does not like sand.  


     It makes a great hedge or foundation planting and also works well as a single specimen.


Sweet Shrub / Carolina Allspice

3 Gallons
    • Latin: Calycanthus floridus
    • Pollinator value: Medium
    • Current height: 3-4 feet
    • Mature height: 6-10 feet high and wide
    • Light: Sun or part shade; likes moist shade
    • Soil: Adaptable
    • Bloom: Maroon, April-July, fragrant!
    • Foliage: Deciduous, yellow fall
    • Landscape: Somewhere where its fragrance can be enjoyed
    • Native range here
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