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Carolina Allspice
Calycanthus floridus
Calycanthaceae

Maroon

Fragrant red/maroon flowers from April through early July, long strap-like petals are at first tightly packed but loosen and spread into quite large (2"+) flowers, unusual seed capsules are urn-shaped, a densely growing deciduous shrub, large glossy oval leaves up to 6" long turn bright yellow fall color, enjoys rich loamy soil but is also clay tolerant, can spread to form a colony by root suckers, often championed for the sweet scent of the flowers - all parts of the plant are fragrant when crushed (leaves, seed pods, etc..) and even dried twigs smell great when you cut in to them.

Dry To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
6-9' tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4b-9b
Shrub
Deer resistant

Other names: Eastern Sweetshrub

Native Range: n VA, s OH & IL, south to n FL, LA, & e. TX. This plant has become naturalized in the North East as far north as c NY through introductions

Carolina Allspice - 1-2 foot tall in a Gallon pot $20.75
Carolina Allspice - 2-3 foot tall in a Gallon pot $24.75
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