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Calycanthus floridus

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A lovely deciduous plant, Calycanthus floridus has masses of wonderful, maroon coloured flowers which have a fragrance similar to ripe apples. It has lustrous, dark green leaves which are aromatic when bruised and in a good, crisp autumn these leaves turn shades of yellow before falling.

Calycanthus floridus is an enchanting plant suitable for gardens of most sizes and woodland areas.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (40 - 60 cm tall)

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Calycanthus floridus | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Pruning: Prune immediately after flowering to shape or maintain compactness if required.

Note: A specimen of Calycanthus floridus, planted in the woodland garden surrounding our nursery had reached a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 12 years.

Plant Finder: about Calycanthus floridus

Common names

Carolina allspice, Sweet shrub, Strawberry shrub, Allspice


Calycanthus floridus (Carolina allspice). This species will produce unusual deep red flowers, which have a rich fragrance which is similar to the strawberry. The foliage is very attractive and will fall in the autumn. This species is easy to grow and will prefer partial shade in warm areas and will also tolerate full sun in a cooler climates.

Interest and use

Fragrance, foliage, ornamental urn-shaped fruit in winter, specimen

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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