Calycanthus 'Aphrodite' Sweetshrub

Calycanthus 'Aphrodite' Sweetshrub

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Even the Bark is Fragrant on this Native Beauty
SKU 36051
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Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 9

Mature Height

7 Feet

Mature Width

6 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy, Poor

Description / Calycanthus 'Aphrodite' Sweetshrub

A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs variety, 'Aphrodite'.

Calycanthus 'Aphrodite' Sweetshrub is a sheer pleasure year-round. A deciduous shrub with fragrant bark to carry you through the winter season, it also sports apple-scented blooms and bright green foliage. A heavy rebloomer, it is ignored by nibbling deer, frequented by butterflies, and gifted with the largest and most beautiful blooms in the family. Truly a "must have".

At first glance, the flowers may remind you of Magnolias, held upright with beautifully incurved petals. Fully 4 inches wide, they are a rich wine-red shade, and superbly fragrant. Expect them to repeat all summer long, filling the sunny to partly shaded garden with a sweet aroma reminiscent of strawberries.

Very tolerant of heat and drought once established in the garden, this shrub reaches 7 feet high and 5 to 6 feet wide, with a good upright, multistemmed habit. It thrives in sun in most areas, though it can tolerate some afternoon shade. Clay, sand, and other soil extremes are no problem for this shrub. The leaves reach 5 inches long and wide, keeping 'Aphrodite' handsome even when it isn't blooming.

Consider this shrub for use as a hedge, a foundation standout, or the back of the border. It is very low-maintenance, long-blooming, and lovely in every season. Highly recommended.

Product Details

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Genus Calycanthus
Species chinensis x occidentalis
Variety 'Aphrodite'
PPAF PP24014
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Red
Max Bloom Size 4.00
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Early Fall
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Companions
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Privacy, Specimen
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI

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