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Calycanthus floridus

Sweet shrub; Sweet Betsy, Carolina allspice

Scientific Name:

Calycanthus floridus

Genus:

Calycanthus floridus

Species Epithet:

Calycanthus floridus

Common Name:

Sweet shrub; Sweet Betsy, Carolina allspice

Plant Type

Shrub

Plant Family

Calycanthaceae (Sweet-Shrub Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Forested slopes and streambanks.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

Blooms

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M Baumeister

Bloom & Buds

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M Baumeister

Seedpod

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M Baumeister

Fall Color

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M Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU PlantseFloras Plants


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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