Carolina allspice, sweetshrub
Synonyms: Calycanthus floridus var. glaucus
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 6-9 ft Width: 6-12 ft
Flower Color: red
Fruit Color: brown
Noted for: Showy flowers, aroma, fragrance, fall color
Recommended Uses: Informal settings where it can be a low hedge plant or specimen. Plant forms small clusters by suckering, so give it room.
Considerations: In the right conditions, the suckering will be aggressive.
Propagation: Transplant suckers, layer, seed.
Availability: FNPS plant sales, Seed
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic
Native Habitats: Mesic-wet mesic sites. Slope forests, bluffs, riverine floodplain, upland hardwood forest, slope forest, bottomland forest. Found on stream banks.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: