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A picture of a Californian allspice

Californian allspice

Calycanthus occidentalis

Also known as

Allspice

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

4.5m

1.5m

Min

2.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Californian allspice Overview

This species of shrub has a rather irregular growth up to 3.5m tall. The leaves are larger than those of Calycanthus floridus and their undersides are not downy.

How to propagate Californian allspice

Cuttings

Propagate by layering branches, rooting softwood cuttings in summer.

Layering

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Californian allspice

Specimen Summer interest.