Carolina Allspice-Calycanthus floridus leaves are aromatic when bruised. Also commonly called sweet shrub and strawberry bush
in reference to the fragrant blooms which have been described as combining hints of pineapple, strawberry and banana.
Carolina Allspice is a dense rounded deciduous shrub with a suckering habit which grows 6 - 9 feet (less frequently
to 12 feet) tall with an equal or slightly greater spread. Carolina Allspice features very fragrant, brown to reddish-brown
flowers (2" across) which bloom at the ends of short branch lets in May. Carolina Allspice flowers give way to brownish,
urn-shaped fruits (seed capsules) which mature in fall and persist throughout the winter.
Carolina Allspice has
lustrous, dark green (pale beneath), ovate to elliptic leaves to 6 inches long turn golden yellow in fall. Sweet scented reddish-brown
flowers; resistant to disease and insect damage; makes excellent border shrub; adapts to many soil types; easily transplanted;
toxic to cows Place Carolina Allspice near front door, patio or other living areas where the fragrant flower aroma may be
enjoyed. Shrub borders. Foundations. Native plant areas.
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5 premium grade 2 yr - 1 to 2 foot for - $13.95
Planting Zones: 4-9
Light requirements: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil Conditions: Well Drained
Height at Maturity:
6 - 10 ft
Growth Rate: Fast
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Season: Spring, Summer