SIMPLY SCENTSATIONAL® Sweetshrub

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 6' Width/Spread: 4-5'

The nicest smelling native on the market! Simply Scentsational® Calycanthus is the result of thousands of sniffs and we’re proud to say this is the most intriguing scent you’ll find in any garden. Debate amongst your friends and relatives whether it’s melon, banana, strawberry, or even Juicy Fruit gum that your nose is picking up. And while you’re at it, you can admire its gorgeous velvety magnolia-like flowers.


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Light: Grows happily in full to part sun, where it can get a minimum of four hours of sun exposure.

Soil: Really thrives in moist soil with high organic matter. It will adapt to most soils though.

Water: Enjoys very moist conditions and is a bit drought tolerant once it’s established.

Fertilizing: Benefits from an application of either compost or granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs in the springtime when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Regular pruning isn’t needed, as it maintains its best looking, carefree habit naturally. If you’d like to shape it or try to contain its size, you can do so in the late winter or early spring.

Other: The flowers look lovely and hold up well in a floral arrangement. Cut stems will last longer if the foliage is removed.

Botanical Name

Calycanthus floridus 'SMNCAF' PP#33,550, CBRAF

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Red

Foliage Color

Green

Height

6'

Width/Spread

4-5'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Moist

Season of Interest

Spring, Summer

Uses

Edging, Mass Planting

Features

Clay soil, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Fragrant, Heat tolerant, Long blooming, Native

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