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Calycanthus floridus 15-40cm

Calycanthus floridus 15-40cm

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Product Description

Calycanthus floridus, commonly known as Eastern sweetshrub or Carolina allspice, is a deciduous shrub native to the southeastern United States. It is prized for its fragrant and unusual maroon to brownish-red flowers, as well as its aromatic foliage. 

Appearance:

    • Eastern sweetshrub typically grows to a height of 6 to 9 feet (1.8 to 2.7 meters) with a similar spread. It has a dense, rounded or multi-stemmed growth habit.
    • The leaves are opposite, oval-shaped, and about 4-6 inches long, with a glossy, dark green color. They have a spicy or fruity fragrance when crushed.
    • The most distinctive feature of Calycanthus floridus is its unusual flowers. They are solitary, often inconspicuous in color (maroon to brownish-red), and have a fruity scent reminiscent of ripe apples or strawberries.
    • The flowers are typically found at the leaf axils and bloom in late spring to early summer.

Cultivation:

  1. Location:

    • Plant Eastern sweetshrub in a location that receives partial to full shade. While it can tolerate some sun, it generally prefers shaded conditions, especially in hot climates.
  2. Soil:

    • These shrubs thrive in well-draining, fertile soil with good moisture retention. They can adapt to a range of soil types, including loamy and sandy soils.
    • Amending the soil with organic matter can enhance fertility and moisture levels.
  3. Watering:

    • Provide regular watering, especially during the establishment phase and dry spells. Mulching can help retain soil moisture.
    • Once established, Calycanthus floridus is relatively drought-tolerant but will benefit from occasional deep watering during prolonged dry periods.
  4. Pruning:

    • Prune as needed to maintain the shrub's shape and remove dead or damaged branches. Eastern sweetshrub typically requires minimal pruning.
    • If necessary, pruning can be done after flowering.
  5. Fertilization:

    • Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to promote healthy growth. Avoid over-fertilizing, which can lead to excessive foliage growth at the expense of flowering.
  6. Mulching:

    • Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the shrub to conserve moisture, regulate soil temperature, and reduce weed competition.
  7. Pest and Disease Resistance:

    • Calycanthus floridus is generally resistant to most pests and diseases. However, it may occasionally encounter issues with aphids or scale insects, which can be managed with appropriate treatments if needed.
  8. Propagation:

    • Propagation can be done through hardwood cuttings or by collecting and planting seeds. Seeds can be collected from mature fruit in the fall and sown in the spring.

Eastern sweetshrub is prized for its unique fragrance and attractive foliage, making it a valuable addition to your garden or landscape. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, you can enjoy its aromatic blooms and lush foliage for years to come.

PLANTS WILL BE SENT BARE ROOTS WITH NO SOIL AND POT

A phytosanitary certificate (for additional costs of €20,00) is necessary for export plants from Italy to ALL destinations out of EUROPEAN COMMUNITY.

Among which: United Kingdom Turkey, South America, USA, CanadaAustralia, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, etc.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 15-40cm

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