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Carolina Allspice

Calycanthus floridus | Common Sweetshrub

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Red summer flowers against a backdrop of glossy foliage

A strong spicy-cinnamon fragrance

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This handsome shrub produces its waxy red summer flowers against a backdrop of glossy foliage. The entire plant emits a strong spicy-cinnamon fragrance even after the flowers have faded - simply crush a leaf to enjoy its sweet aroma. As autumn approaches, Calycanthus florida turns a colourful shade of buttery yellow that makes an eye catching feature. Hardy and adaptable, Carolina allspice is a superb specimen plant for exotic borders.Supplied in 9cm pot. Height: 2.5m (8ft). Spread: 3m (10ft).

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Culinary information: Produces an edible and delicious spice. Snip off twigs and allow them to dry out in the sun or a low oven, then crush the bark and use like cinnamon. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Height Up to 250cm (99in)
Spread Up to 300cm (118in)

Hardy Shrub

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1 Carolina plant in 9cm pot (V46619)
2 Carolina plants in 9cm pots (V46620P)

Caution: Calycanthus is harmful if eaten. Acclimatise Calycanthus plants to outdoor conditions for a period of 7 to 10 days prior to planting in their final positions. Grow Calycanthus in borders, in moist, fertile, well drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Choose a position in full sun. Water regularly until Carolina allspice plants are fully established.
Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season while young plants become established. Once established, prune Calycanthus floridus in early spring as the buds begin to swell. Cut back all stems to a low permanent framework, 3 or 4 buds from the base of the plant. After pruning Carolina allspice, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost around the base of the plant.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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