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Calycanthus 'Venus' (Large Plant)

Calycanthus floridus, Sweetshrub

Hardy Shrub

A strong-growing, dense, rounded, deciduous shrub of medium-size which produces extremely fragrant magnolia-like flowers with white strap-like petals in May, which continues to bloom intermittently throughout summer and into autumn. Each flower has contrasting purple and yellow centre markings. Calycanthus 'Venus' produces elliptic to ovate, glossy, mid-green leaves which turn golden-yellow to brownish in autumn. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 1.5m (5').

Culinary note: 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.

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
scented gardens, low maintenance garden, exotic garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Position:
dappled shade
    • 1 x 3.6 litre potted calycanthus plant

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    • Despatch: By end of December 2016
    • £27.99
    • 1 x 10 litre potted calycanthus plant

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    • Despatch: By end of February 2017
    • £37.99
    • 2 x 3.6 litre potted calycanthus plants

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    • Despatch: By end of December 2016
    • £41.99
    • 2 x 10 litre potted calycanthus plants

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    • Despatch: By end of February 2017
    • £56.99
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. Caution: Calycanthus is harmful if eaten.

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