Aphrodite Carolina Allspice

1-Quart
Item #36051
$34.95
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Description

Even the Bark is Fragrant on this Native Beauty!

4-inch blooms release a strawberry-like scent.

Aphrodite is a sheer pleasure year-round! A deciduous shrub with fragrant bark to carry you through the winter season, it also sports apple-scented blooms and bright green foliage. A heavy rebloomer, it is ignored by nibbling deer, frequented by butterflies, and gifted with the largest and most beautiful blooms in the family. Truly a "must have"!

At first glance, the flowers may remind you of Magnolias, held upright with beautifully incurved petals. Fully 4 inches wide, they are a rich wine-red shade, and superbly fragrant. Expect them to repeat all summer long, filling the sunny to partly shaded garden with a sweet aroma reminiscent of strawberries.

Very tolerant of heat and drought once established in the garden, this shrub reaches 7 feet high and 5 to 6 feet wide, with a good upright, multi-stemmed habit. It thrives in sun in most areas, though it can tolerate some afternoon shade. Clay, sand, and other soil extremes are no problem for this shrub. The leaves reach 5 inches long and wide, keeping Aphrodite handsome even when it isn't blooming.

Consider this shrub for use as a hedge, a foundation standout, or the back of the border. It is very low-maintenance, long-blooming, and lovely in every season. Highly recommended. Zones 5-9.

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Genus Calycanthus
Species chinensis x occidentalis
Variety 'Aphrodite'
ppaf PP#24,014
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 7 ft
Plant Width 5 ft - 6 ft
Bloom Size 3 in - 4 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Companions, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers
Bloom Color Dark Red
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Privacy, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands

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