The Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus) is an ornamental shrub, typically planted for the visual interest and beauty it can bring to landscape. The sweetshrub grows to a height of 6–9′ and a spread of 6–12′ at maturity. This shrub grows at a slow to medium rate, with height increases of anywhere from less than 12″ to 24″ per year. The sweetshrub grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy and well-drained soils.
Typically gives off a strawberry-banana-pineapple scent, though the scent can vary. Produces reddish-maroon flowers that are up to 2″ in diameter and have a very fruity fragrance. It blooms May–July. Features dark green leaves that are slightly rough to the touch and 2–5″ in length. Yields urn-shaped fruit that is leathery, wrinkled, brown and 2–3″ long. Grows in an oval shape.
Full sun and partial shade are best for this shrub, meaning it prefers a minimum of 4 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
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