Photo Courtesy of Spring Meadow Nursery

Calycanthus floridus Simply Scentsational® (Sweetshrub, Carolina Allspice)

This native deciduous shrub is sure to impress backyard guests and neighbours! With it’s tall upright stems bearing lush green foliage, and sweet-smelling, velvety burgundy magnolia-esque blooms, this will be the talk of gardeners everywhere. The jury is out on whether the flowers smell of banana, melon, strawberry, or even bubblegum – invite your friends over and test for yourselves! Moderate growth rate.

Blooms spring to summer
6 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Continuous Bloomer/Rebloomer
Deer resistant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Partial to Full Sun
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native
Patent Info PP33550 CPBRAF