|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 9b
|Plant Height:||3 to 10 feet|
|Plant Spread:||6 to 12 feet|
|Leaves:||Good fall color
Other: leaves turn yellow in fall
Blooms on old wood
Blooms on new wood
Other: Try to purchase sweetshrub when in bloom to find one with fragrance. There is variation in the amount and nature of the perfume. The flowers also seem to become more fragrant as they age.
|Flower Color:||Other: Maroon
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
|Uses:||Windbreak or Hedge
|Toxicity:||Other: Ruminants are reported to have a toxic reaction from grazing this plant. Calycanthus contains calycanthine, an alkaloid similar to strychnine, and it is toxic to humans and livestock if consumed in large quantities.
|Propagation: Seeds:||Sow in situ
Other info: Seed needs to be fresh. Plant right away or stratify for 60 days before planting.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Stem
Stolons and runners
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Jul 14, 2014 9:13 PM
Native to Al, Ct, DC, De, Fl, Ga, Il, Ky, La, Ma, Md, Mo, Ms, NC, NY, Oh, Pa, SC, Tn, Va, WV.
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