Unusual specimen shrub
Extraordinary deep red fragrant flowers
Unique specimen for sheltered wall or woodland border
Height Up to 2m (6.5ft)
Spread Up to 2m (6.5ft)
scented gardenslow maintenance gardenexotic gardenspecimen plant
sun or semi shadedappled shade
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A stunning and unusual shrub, rarely seen in gardens, Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ well-deserves to be named after the Greek Goddess of Beauty!
Although it might be unremarkable when not in flower, forming a multi-stemmed shrub with aromatic bark and glossy green leaves – the extraordinary flowers are certainly worth waiting for. From late spring through summer, it bears large, fragrant, purplish-red flowers about 10cm diameter which are highly unusual in their form. They are composed of multiple elongated tepals and are somewhat similar to Magnolias. Their shape, deep red colour and sweet fruity scent are a unique combination that makes this a very special garden specimen. ‘Aphrodite’ is an improved form of the plain species, with exceptionally large and vivid flowers. Flowering is generous and there will be plenty to enjoy in indoor arrangements, where they will fill the room with scent. Their perfumed nectar is also attractive to butterflies.
As well as the flowers being fragrant, the oval leaves are aromatic when bruised, and offer an additional season of interest in the autumn when they turn yellow. Easy to grow in a sheltered location away from cold winds, Calycanthus 'Aphrodite' makes a unique specimen for a woodland style border or trained up against a wall or fence in urban gardens. Height and spread: 2m (6.5ft).
Please note: all parts of this plant are toxic.
Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.
1 x 10 Litre Potted Plant (KF2122)
1 x 18 Litre Potted Plant (KF2123)
1 x 35 Litre Potted Plant (KF6721)
1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (KC4932)
1 x 25 Litre Potted Plant (KF2124)
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.
Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.
For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.
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