University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Sweetshrub, Carolina Allspice
Calycanthus floridus
Sweetshrub leaves and flowers
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage


Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9 
Mature Height: 6-8 Feet
Mature Width: 6-8 Feet
Features: Maroon flowers, late spring into early summer, with a fruity fragrance; lustrous, dark green foliage, also fragrant when crushed; autumn color is a mild yellow.
Culture: Full sun to shade, often growing taller in shade; moist, well-drained soil; tolerant of alkaline soils.
Cultivars:
  • 'Athens'- Fragrant, yellow flowers
Mature Form: Rounded
Native To: United States
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Tolerance: Wet SitesWet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Use for: Foundation.Foundation
Hedge
Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Yellow
 
Additional Notes:

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