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Simply Scentsational® Sweetshrub – Calycanthus floridus

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The nicest smelling native on the market! Simply Scentsational® calycanthus is the result of thousands of sniffs and we’re proud to say this is the most intriguing scent you’ll find in any garden. Debate amongst your friends and relatives whether it’s melon, banana, strawberry, or even Juicy Fruit gum that your nose is picking up. And while you’re at it, you can admire its gorgeous velvety magnolia-like flowers. Top reasons to grow Simply Scentsational® calycanthus:- Impressive show of large burgundy blooms from spring into summer.- Unique native to add to any wildlife garden.- Exotic looking, but cold hardy into zone 4!

Fragrant Flower
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Native to North America
Plant Type: Shrub

Shrub Type: Deciduous

Height Category: Tall

Garden Height: 72 Inches

Spacing: 48 – 60 Inches

Spread: 48 – 60 Inches

Flower Colors: Red

Foliage Colors: Green

Foliage Shade: Bright Green

Habit: Upright

Container Role: Thriller

Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Blooms On: New Wood
Old Wood
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil
Uses: Landscape
Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: Makes an incredibly elegant specimen plant. Brings a pop of color and interest to native gardens.
Maintenance Notes: Adaptable to most moist well drained soils. Prune to shape after flowering, if desired.