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Carolina Allspice 3.79

Carolina Allspice 3.79

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Carolina Allspice

Carolina Allspice, scientifically known as Calycanthus floridus, is a deciduous shrub aboriginal to the southeastern United States. It is a unique and attractive plant prized for its fragrant, unusual flowers and holds a special place in horticulture and landscaping. 

It typically reaches a height of 6 to 9 feet (1.8 to 2.7 meters) and has a similar spread. Its most distinctive feature is its maroon to brown, cup-shaped flowers that resemble a very small, woody magnolia blossom. These flowers put off a pleasant, spicy fragrance, often likened to a combination of strawberries, pineapple, and cinnamon, from which the common name "Allspice" is derived. 

Carolina Allspice Is a Natural Beauty

The shrub's leaves are dark, deep green, and elliptical, turning a striking golden yellow in the fall, making it an attractive choice for landscaping and gardening. It is also known for its smooth, grayish-brown bark, which adds to its overall visual appeal.

One of the notable aspects of it is its adaptability to various growing conditions. The Carolina allspice thrives in sun and partial shade, making it a versatile garden choice everyone loves. It is relatively low-maintenance and can tolerate many soil types, although it prefers well-drained soil. Once established, it is also reasonably drought-tolerant.

Gardeners and horticultural enthusiasts appreciate its ornamental value and power to lure pollinators like bees and butterflies with its fragrant and beautiful blooms. Additionally, it's often used in landscaping to create natural screens or hedges due to its dense growth habit. 

In summary, Carolina Allspice is a charming and aromatic shrub native to the southeastern United States. Its unique maroon flowers, delightful fragrance, and adaptability to various growing conditions make it a popular choice for gardens and landscapes, adding visual and olfactory appeal to outdoor spaces.

 

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Betty Jones
CAROLINA ALLSPICE SHRUB

A totally wonderful nursery! Brimming with stunning flowers and plants!

Thank you for the fantastic review Betty! We loved being of service to you and hope we can assist you again soon.