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Sweetshrub Carolina Allspice (2-3 Foot)

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🧬Scientific Name: Calycanthus floridus

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9

Carolina Allspice is a deciduous shrub that typically reaches a height of 6-9 feet (1.8-2.7 m) with a similar spread. The foliage of Carolina Allspice is deciduous, with oval, leathery leaves that turn yellow in the fall.

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Sweetshrub – A Deciduous Woody Shrub

Why Sweetshrub (Calycanthus Floridus)?

The Eastern sweetshrub, scientifically known as calycanthus floridus, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Calycanthaceae. It is an erect to rounded deciduous native shrub popular for cultivation due to its highly fruity-fragrant, aromatic leaves, and reddish flowers, as well as its tolerance to a wide variety of soils. Studies show that sap beetles are the primary pollinators of sweet shrubs, and it is not unusual to find them crawling all over the blooms. You may enjoy the fragrant presence of sweetshrubs by growing them as a single specimen or placing it next to a sidewalk or patio.


In addition to having the appearance of a tree with fewer branches, sweetshrubs are also known as Carolina allspice and possess fragrant leaves that release their scent when the plant is crushed.


The blossoms of the sweetshrub have a sweet and fruity aroma, often compared to pineapple, melon, strawberry, banana, or bubble gum; however, there is a considerable variation from plant to plant.


The leaves of a sweetshrub are rather big, placed oppositely along the stems. They are glossy, dark green throughout the summer, and then they become a golden yellow in the fall before dropping off.

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Plant Summary

Key Information for Sweetshrub Carolina Allspice (2-3 Foot) (Calycanthus floridus):

  • 📏Size: Carolina Allspice is a deciduous shrub that typically reaches a height of 6-9 feet (1.8-2.7 m) with a similar spread.
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of Carolina Allspice is deciduous, with oval, leathery leaves that turn yellow in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In early summer, Carolina Allspice produces fragrant, maroon to reddish-brown flowers with a unique spicy aroma. The flowers are followed by brown, urn-shaped fruits that contain seeds.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: Carolina Allspice has a dense, rounded growth habit.
  • ☀️Sunlight: Carolina Allspice thrives in full sun to partial shade and can tolerate various light conditions.
  • 🪨Soil: Carolina Allspice prefers moist, well-drained soil but is adaptable to a range of soil types.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: Carolina Allspice is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 9.
  • 🧪pH Level: Carolina Allspice prefers a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of Carolina Allspice should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Remove any dead or crossing branches to encourage healthy growth.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: Carolina Allspice is generally resistant to pests and diseases but may be susceptible to scale insects and leaf spot. Regular care can prevent and manage potential issues.
Pollination Information

Pollination of Sweetshrub Carolina Allspice (2-3 Foot) (Calycanthus floridus):

Carolina Allspice flowers are hermaphroditic, containing both male and female reproductive parts. The flowers are pollinated by insects, particularly beetles, which are attracted to the spicy scent. The unique fragrance and attractive flowers make Carolina Allspice a desirable addition to gardens and landscapes, where it can serve as a focal point or a lovely backdrop for other plants. The fruits are not a significant food source for wildlife, but the shrub provides cover and nesting sites for birds and small mammals.



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During the first year, you should focus on providing the plant with the right amount of water, sunlight and soil to help it become established. Once the plant has become established and is actively growing, you can begin to fertilize it.

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It is also important to note that over-fertilizing can be harmful to plants, so it's always best to error on the side of caution and start with a lower amount of fertilizer and increase as needed.

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