Common Sweetshrub, Strawberry-shrub
Virginia to Florida
Dense, bushy, rounded or broad rounded shrub, often straggly or unkempt in the wild, usually found under tree canopy in the forest
Prefers a deep, moist loamy soil, sun or shade but grows better in shaded areas.
Shrub border. Calycanthus floridus is another extremely versatile shrub that's realtively easy to grow.
Medium green in summer, dull yellow in fall
Buds are superposed in a single bud-like aggregate, sessile, round or oblong, brown hairy. buds concealed by base of the petiole
Flowers in axil, dark reddish brown, 2 inches across with very fruity fragrance, usually blooming in May through July
Urn-shaped, leathery, wrinkled, brown receptacle, 2 to 3 inch long, persists through winter
Seeds, softwood cuttings.
'Roy's Dark Red'