Calycanthus x 'Aphrodite'

Aphrodite Carolina Allspice, Aphrodite Sweetshrub

Patents: PP#24014

Family: Calycanthaceae

Genus: Calycanthus

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: To 7' tall and 6' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Large, fragrant flowers, burgundy. Large glossy leaves, vigorous growth and extended bloom season. Upright habit. Tolerates permanently damp soils. Prune in winter to control height, but note that it blooms on old wood, so can also be done after flowering.


Cross between C. chinensis) and C. occidentals.

Created by Tom Ranney of NC State. Patent application filed in 2011.


My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in April 2014 and planted it in the Camellias And More garden.

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