Calycanthus floridus is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2.7 m (8ft) by 2 m (6ft) at a medium rate. Phonetic Spelling kal-ee-KAN-thus FLOR-id-us This plant has low severity poison characteristics. https://www.mortonarb.org/trees-plants/tree-plant-descriptions/ It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. Positive: On Jun 2, 2003, patp from Summerville, SC (Zone 8a) wrote: I know this plant as Carolina allspice; other names are sweetshrub and strawberry shrub. A combination of IBA and NAA at 2500 ppm prepared in charcoal was effective for allspice rooting. by cuttings ; by seed; Cultivars/Varieties 'Athens' - Unusual form with flowers that are yellow and very fragrant. Sweetshrub, or Carolina Allspice, is a deciduous woody shrub six to ten feet in height and equally wide, famous for its heady aromas. Flowers may be produced after initial late spring flush, often into mid-summer. A handsome form that has been well-received by horticulturists. Carolina allspice has tepals and evolved long before bees and but-terflies entered the landscape. Its flowers are mostly pollinated by sap beetles, though they are attractive to other local pollinators as well. Key words: Allspice, Pimenta dioica, vegetative propagation. You can expect three seasons of interest, including spring through summer blooms and brilliant golden fall foliage, from the Carolina allspice shrub. Dried seed germinates in 1 - 6 months at 15°C. If the seed is harvested "green" (as soon as it has fully developed but before it has dried on the plant) and sown immediately it can germinate in 3 weeks. wide (5 cm), somewhat resembling magnolia blossoms, from mid-spring to mid summer. The Carolina allspice is a southeastern native shrub that provides fabulous fragrance and structure to the flower garden, while asking little in return. While plant is called 'Allspice', it is toxic, and must not be used as a herb or spice. Propagation. Habit is dense and mounded (to 6' tall), with glossy leaves. Features very fragrant, brown to reddish-brown flowers (2" across) which bloom at the ends of short branchlets in May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. Calycanthus floridus, commonly called Carolina allspice, is a dense, rounded deciduous shrub with a suckering habit which grows 6-9' (less frequently to 12') tall with an equal or slightly greater spread. All the propagation methods namely cuttings, air layering, approach grafting and stooling were successful in allspice with a maximum of 64.4, 73.3, 80 and 85% respectively. Valued for the sweet, fruity fragrance of its flowers, Calycanthus floridus (Carolina Allspice) is a dense, rounded, well-branched deciduous shrub boasting a profusion of dark red flowers, 2 in. Calycanthus floridus, commonly called Carolina allspice, is a dense, rounded deciduous native shrub with a suckering habit which grows 6-12' tall with an equal or slightly greater spread.It blooms in early spring before leaves emerge, with the leaves, and sporadically thereafter. Propagation of Carolina Allspice: Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. See below Description. It is in flower from June to July, and the seeds ripen from October to November. Sweet Shrub (Calycanthus floridus) goes by a number of names. In nature it is found on streamsides and in moist woodlands from Western NC into Tennessee and south into Alabama (Southern Appalachians and Piedmont), but being an old timey landscape plant, it is also found in many old Southern gardens and … Soil ranges from acid to … Grows vigorously in shade or semi-shade. 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