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Out of Season Athens Sweetshrub/Carolina Allspice

Athens Sweetshrub/Carolina Allspice

Nothing tops it for fragrance!

It is very fragrant, filling the air with its sweet perfume. Trouble free, easy to grow. Tolerates heat, humidity, heavy soil and deer. No serious pests or diseases. 6–8' tall at maturity. Bright gold fall color. Potted. Zones 6–9. Southern Tough!
  • Zone 6-9
  • Height 6-8 feet
  • Shade Required Full sun to part shade. Plants grown in full sun will be shorter than those grown in part shade.

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  • Botanical Name: Calycanthus floridus 'Athens'
  • Height: 6-8 feet
  • Spacing: 6-12 feet
  • Depth: Plant at the same depth as in pot.
  • Spread: 6-12 feet
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to part shade. Plants grown in full sun will be shorter than those grown in part shade.
  • Color: Yellow
  • Foliage: Lustrous, dark green (pale beneath), ovate to elliptic leaves to 6 inches long turn golden yellow in fall. Leaves are aromatic when bruised.
  • Blooms: May to June
  • Fruit: Flowers give way to brownish, urn-shaped fruits (seed capsules) which mature in fall and persist throughout the winter.
  • Form: Dense, rounded deciduous shrub with a suckering habit
  • Soil Requirements: Tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers moist rich loams.
  • Growth Rate: Plants grow at a moderate rate of 12 to 18 inches per year under ideal growing conditions of deep, moist, loamy soil and with partial shade. Growth rate will be much slower in dry soil and full sun.
  • Pruning: Prune immediately after flowering to shape or maintain compactness. Tends to sucker. Remove root suckers promptly if naturalization is not desired.
  • Size: 1-2 inch

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