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Carolina Allspice

Calycanthus floridus

Pronunciation: kal-i-KAN-thus FLOR-ih-dus
SKU #01451
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Delightful, strawberry-like fragrance to maroon-brown flowers carried at the ends of leafy branchlets. Blooms are followed by brownish, pear-shaped capsules that are fragrant when crushed. Deciduous.
Light Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Late spring through mid-summer
Mature Size Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall, 5 to 8 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features North American Native Selection, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge
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 Color Red
Foliage Color Green
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').
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore This shrub is called allspice because its flower fragrance resembles the culinary spice.

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