Sweet Shrub (Calycanthus floridus)



 

Sweet Shrub is a hardy and vigorous deciduous shrub, found growing wild in the Eastern United States. Commonly known as Allspice or Strawberry  Shrub for its fragrance. They bloom for many months during the summer.

Propagation is by Seeds, Spring Division, or July Cuttings which have been treated with rooting hormone and covered with a Cloche to retain moisture.

It prefers some shade from the heat of the overhead Sun, and grows well in soil that is just slightly acidic.
 


It is rumored that if the blossoms are held in the hand of a child until they become warmed, they emit an especially pleasant fragrance.
 

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