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Calycanthus Aphrodite Sweetshrub

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Description

Calycanthus Aphrodite Sweetshrub is a fragrant, deciduous shrub that grows up to 6 feet tall. It is grown in zones 5-9 and prefers partial shade.

Calycanthus Aphrodite Sweetshrub

Calycanthus Aphrodite Sweetshrub is a deciduous shrub that is prized for its fragrant flowers and attractive foliage. It is a hybrid of two native North American species, Calycanthus floridus and Calycanthus occidentalis.

Calycanthus Aphrodite Sweetshrub

Aphrodite Sweetshrub grows to be 4-8 feet tall and wide. It has a rounded to upright habit and is covered in dark green leaves that turn yellow in the fall. The flowers of Aphrodite Sweetshrub are large and showy, with a deep red color and a sweet, fruity fragrance. The flowers bloom in spring and summer.

Aphrodite Sweetshrub is a relatively low-maintenance plant. It prefers full sun to part shade and well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant once established, but it will benefit from regular watering during hot, dry weather. The shrub can be pruned to maintain its shape and size, but it is not necessary.

Aphrodite Sweetshrub is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of landscape settings. It makes a bold statement as an accent plant, and can also be used in mass plantings, hedges, and borders. It is also a good choice for container planting.

Here are some tips for planting and caring for Aphrodite Sweetshrub:

  • Choose a planting site that receives full sun to part shade and has well-drained soil.
  • Dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball of the plant.
  • Amend the soil with compost or manure before planting.
  • Place the plant in the hole and backfill with soil, tamping down gently to remove any air pockets.
  • Water the plant well after planting.
  • Water the plant regularly, especially during the first year after planting.
  • Fertilize the plant in spring with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Prune the plant as needed to maintain its shape and size.

With proper care, Aphrodite Sweetshrub will thrive for many years and provide you with beautiful flowers and a sweet fragrance.

Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 60 to 96 Inches
Sunlight: Part Sun to Full Sun
Mature width: 60 to 72 Inches
Botanical Name: Calycanthus × 'Aphrodite'
Note
Please note that the plant will be shipped in its pot, securely fastened with multiple layers of clear tape to prevent any shifting or damage during transit. This ensures that the plant arrives to you with minimal damage, safely and securely. We have been employing this method for shipping plants for several years, occasionally using smaller pots for added safety and convenience during transit. It's important to understand that many plants enter a dormant state during the fall and winter months, resulting in the loss of most leaves and appearing dry or lifeless. This is a natural process, and come springtime, they will begin to regrow and thrive once again. Please be aware that due to regulations set by the Department of Agriculture, there are certain plants and sizes that we are unable to ship to California. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Calycanthus Aphrodite Sweetshrub
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