Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial shade to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall, 5 to 8 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Fragrant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late spring through mid-summer
Botanical Pronunciation:kal-i-KAN-thus FLOR-i-dus
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall, 5 to 8 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Late spring through mid-summer
Flower color:Red
Flower attributesFragrant
Design IdeasExceptional shrub for the all native gardens. Integrate into wild garden compositions for color and fragrance. Works well along fence lines and against bare walls. Superior background for the perennial garden or as low maintenance choice to the shrub border.
Companion PlantsGrow with other specatcular southeastern natives such as Yellow Trumpet Vine, (Campsis radicans 'Flava'), Hummingbird Summersweet, (Clethera alnifolia 'Hummingbird'), Glowlight Louisiana Iris, (Iris louisiana 'Glowlight') and Belle Etoile Mock Orange, (Philadelphus x lemoinei 'Belle Etoile').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial shade to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This shrub is native to the American south, its range spanning many states from the Gulf Coast to Virginia and as far north as New York. It was named Calycanthus after the Greek for calix and flower, describing its characteristic colored calix. The current name was recorded in 1726. It is perhaps the most widely planted and beloved native of the southeast.
Lore:
This shrub is called allspice because its flower fragrance resembles the culinary spice.