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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Give this shrub ample room to sprawl, as it tends to sucker when it's happy. The unusual chocolatey maroon flowers give off a spicy sweet fragrance which is echoed in cut twigs and leaves.

    Latin Name

    Calycanthus floridus


    Family

    Calycanthaceae


    Also Known As

    Sweetshrub


    Type of Plant

    Shrub

    Bloom Season

    May - July


    Seasons

    Spring
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 10'
    Max Spread: 12'

    Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Clay Soil
  • Deer

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Southeastern United States


    History

    In 1732, Mark Catesby described allspice shrubs growing in the woodlands of Carolina.


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