Nutmeg Bush - Knowledgebase Question

San Diego, CA
Question by acepemble
April 3, 1999
I once spotted what I believe to be a nutmeg bush on my old college campus and I love that smell. Ever since, I have been trying to find a nutmeg bush. I am having really bad luck trying to come across one. I hope you can help.

Answer from NGA
April 3, 1999


You're probably looking for Carolina Allspice (Calycanthus floridus). It's an evergreen shrub with oval, glossy, dark green leaves, and summer flowers which turn to pear-shaped capsules in the autumn. You can purchase Calycanthus from Raintree Nursery, Inc., 391 Butts Rd., Morton, WA 98356. Phone (360) 496-6400.

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