Calycanthus floridus – Allspice –


C. floridus – Carolina Allspice – Common Sweetshrub – Sweet Shrub – Strawberry Shrub – This bushy, spreading shrub from Southern USA grows 9′ feet tall and 10′ feet wide.It produces broad oval or oblong, glossy, dull green leaves, to 5″ long, rough above, downy beneath, sometimes turning yellow in autumn.In summer it bears faintly scented flowers, 1 ½-2″ across, with numerous strap shaped, dull brownish red petals fading brown at the tips.

Grow in fertile, cool moist, humus rich soil in sun or in warm climates, in partial shade

Zones 5-9