Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||kal-i-KAN-thus FLOR-ih-dus|
|Lore||This shrub is called allspice because its flower fragrance resembles the culinary spice.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall, 5 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late spring through mid-summer|
|Design Ideas||Exceptional 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Grow 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').|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9