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botanical name:
Calycanthus floridus
Calycanthus floridus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Carolina Allspice, Spicebush, Common Sweetshrub, Strawberry bush
family:  Calycanthaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 2.50m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: maroon
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Spreading bush with oval or oblong deep green leaves, sometimes turning yellow in autumn. They are aromatic when crushed. Unusual fragrant, brownish-red flowers with numerous narrowly lance-shaped petals, fading to brown at the tips.

cultivation:
Moist, fertile, humus-rich soil, in full sun or part shade in warm climates.

propagation:
From seed, softwood cuttings in summmer, layering in autumn or by removal of suckers in spring.

usage:
Shrub borders.

other notes:
From south-eastern USA.
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