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Calycanthus

Calycanthus spp.

Also known as

Sweetshrub, Spicebush

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Calycanthus Overview

The genus Calycanthus contains around 4 species of hardy, deciduous shrubs originating solely from North America. They grow on average 1-4m tall and wide, with bright green foliage and strongly scented flowers spring-autumn. Calycanthus plants are grown for their wide purple-red flowers, which resemble magnolias in appearance, there are also white varieties.

How to propagate Calycanthus

Cuttings

Propagate by layering branches, rooting softwood cuttings in summer.

Layering

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Calycanthus

Grown for their purplish or brownish-red flowers with strap shaped petals.