Answer: I'll bet the plant is Calycanthus floridus, or Carolina Allspice. This is a deciduous shrub with glossy, dark green leaves. It flowers May-July and the flowers have a strawberry-like fragrance. The blooms are followed by brownish, pear-shaped capsules that are fragrant when crushed. If this is the shrub you're looking for, it will grow well in your gardening region and is available from Raintree Nursery, 391 Butts Rd., Morton, WA 98356. Phone (360) 496-6400.
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