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Calycanthus - Sweetshrubs

Prized for the fragrance and beauty of its flowers, Calycanthus is a small genus of deciduous shrubs adorned with a lush foliage of simple, aromatic leaves, turning butter-yellow in the fall. The blossoms appear at the ends of current's season growth and bloom in mid-late spring or summer depending on geographic areas. These flowering shrubs are virtually pest and disease free and are perfect in a naturalistic garden.

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Calycanthus 'Aphrodite' (Sweetshrub)

Valued for the sweet, fruity fragrance of its flowers, Calycanthus 'Aphrodite' (Sweetshrub) is a compact, dense, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub boasting large, fragrant, deep red flowers, 4 in. across (10 cm). Resembling magnolia blossoms, they are produced in abundance at the ends of short branchlets in late spring - early summer

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Calycanthus 'Venus' (Sweetshrub)

Valued for the sweet, fruity fragrance of its flowers, Calycanthus 'Venus' (Sweetshrub) is a compact, dense, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub boasting large, fragrant, creamy-white flowers, 4 in. across (10 cm), adorned with yellow and purple central markings.

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Calycanthus chinensis (Chinese Sweetshrub)

Calycanthus chinensis (Chinese Sweetshrub) is a large, upright-rounded, densely branched, deciduous shrub boasting white, sometimes tinged pink, nodding flowers, 3 in. across (7 cm), from mid-late spring to early summer.

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Calycanthus floridus 'Michael Lindsey' (Carolina Allspice)

Valued for the sweet, fruity fragrance of its flowers, Calycanthus floridus 'Michael Lindsey' (Carolina Allspice) is a compact, dense, rounded, well-branched deciduous shrub that is regarded as one of the best cultivars of Carolina Allspices.

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Calycanthus floridus (Carolina Allspice)

Valued for the sweet, fruity fragrance of its flowers, Calycanthus floridus (Carolina Allspice) is a dense, rounded, well-branched deciduous shrub boasting a profusion of dark red flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm), somewhat resembling magnolia blossoms, from mid-spring to mid summer.

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Calycanthus occidentalis (Californian Allspice)

Calycanthus occidentalis (Californian Allspice) is a large, upright-rounded, bushy, deciduous shrub boasting fragrant, deep red flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), adorned with many strap-shaped petals from late spring to early summer with sporadic blooms until early fall. Resembling waterlily blossoms, each flower lasts only 1 day but they are produced in great quantities.

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Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine' (Sweetshrub)

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.

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Chimonanthus praecox (Wintersweet)

Prized for its attractive and sweetly scented winter blooms, Chimonanthus praecox is a deciduous shrub which adds beauty and fragrance to the garden when most plants lie dormant. In mid-late winter, a profusion of small, highly fragrant, bowl-shaped flowers with almost transparent, greenish-yellow outer petals and short reddish purple inner tepals appear on the naked branches.

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