Improved version of native shrub offers incredible red, magnolia-like flowers that rebloom for several weeks. A deciduous shrub, it has lustrous, dark green, glossy foliage that turns golden yellow in the fall. Its flowers have a sweet, apple-like fragrance. Deer tend to avoid. Calycanthus floridus 'Aphrodite'
Calycanthus floridus 'Aphrodite'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:5 - 8 feet
Spread:5 - 6 feet
Spacing:5 - 6 feet
Flowering Date:Midsummer to early fall
Planting Instructions:Give plenty of space, but plant in an area where you can enjoy the sweet fragrance. Set at the same level it is growing at in the container, firm soil and water thoroughly.
Winter Care:Apply organic mulch to maintain soil moisture.
Growth Rate:Moderate to fast
Flower Form:1 1/2 - 2" across with numerous deep red magnolia-like petals.
Foliage Type:Deciduous, lustrous, dark green, glossy foliage. Oval to oblong, 5 - 6" long. Very bold, golden-yellow fall color.
Pruning:Prune to keep plants neat and tidy by removing dead or damaged branches. After flowering.