$15.00 – $30.00
Common Name: Sweetshrub
- Habit: Shrub
- Light: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Moist, Average
- Height: 5-8′
- Flower: Maroon, Apr, May
- Fruit: Fleshy, green, cylindric floral tube, 2-3″ long turning to brown in winter.
- Fall Color: Yes
- Natural Habitat: Upland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge
Calycanthus floridus is a small woody shrub with deep green glossy lance-shaped leaves. Reddish-brown wispy flowers bloom in late Spring and often exude a sweet anise/cinnamon/clove type odor. Flowers are followed by a large seed capsule containing multiple woody, pea-sized seeds. Foliage turns yellow in fall.