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Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine' (Sweetshrub)

Sweetshrub 'Hartlage Wine', × Sinocalycalycanthus raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine'


Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine' (Sweetshrub) is a dense, multi-stemmed, upright-rounded, deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches studded with lightly fragrant, wine-red flowers, 3 in. across (7 cm), adorned with cream in their center. Resembling magnolia blossoms, they are produced in abundance over a long period from spring to early summer. The particularly handsome foliage of opposite, leathery, glossy, emerald green, oval leaves, 7 in. long (17 cm), turns an attractive buttery yellow in the fall.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 8-10 ft. tall and wide (240-300 cm).
  • A full sun or part shade lover, this plant is best grown in fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils. Provide shelter from cold, drying winds.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or in shrub borders, foundation plantings, woodlands.
  • No serious insect or disease problems. Deer resistant!
  • Prune immediately after flowering to keep growth in check and improve overall plant health.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings.

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Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Calycanthus - Sweetshrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Fall
Height 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spread 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spacing 108" – 120" (270cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Calycanthus - Sweetshrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Fall
Height 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spread 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spacing 108" – 120" (270cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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