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Calycanthus 'Aphrodite' pp#24,014

Description

Red, magnolia-like flowers with a light fruity fragrance. But, what is really amazing is that it continues to rebloom for weeks or months and the flowers are held on long pedicles. It does get big, 6-8’ so give it a little room. It is great along a woodland edge.  Prune after flowering to maintain shape.  It tolerates a wide variety of soil types including clay but needs prefers well-drained soil high in organic matter.  It can withstand almost full shade.  
 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#showy flowers#specimen#shade tolerant#cut flowers#woodland garden#border#long-lasting flowers#mci#foundation planting
Cultivars:
Tags:
#showy flowers#specimen#shade tolerant#cut flowers#woodland garden#border#long-lasting flowers#mci#foundation planting
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Calycanthus
    Family:
    Calycanthaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Deer and clay soils.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long-lasting
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Showy fragrant magnolia like red blooms with 12+ petals from May-July.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer