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Aphrodite Sweetshrub

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Ships Week of 5/23/22

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
  • Height 5-8 Feet Tall
  • Spread 5-6 Feet Wide

Are you looking to add radiance to your yard? The Aphrodite Sweetshrub is the plant for you! Its large, beautiful, fragrant, red blooms will add color and sophistication. It is a continuous rebloomer and resistant to deer. Plant this deciduous shrub in your yard for stunning summer color.

The Aphrodite Sweetshrub has a glossy green foliage which is the perfect contrast for its large rich, red blooms. The blooms are fragrant and continuous all season. The bloom season begins in the summer and lasts till fall. This shrub will reach a height of 60” to 96” inches and has a spread of 60” to 72” inches. The Aphrodite Sweetshrub is a wonderful addition to any landscape. It makes for a one of a kind focal point, and it does well with mass planting.

Aphrodite Sweetshrub Care

Plant your Aphrodite Sweetshrub in full to part sun, ensuring it receives minimum four hours of sun per day. It requires moist well drained soil. It will adapt to all soils with varying PH levels. The water needs for the Aphrodite Sweetshrub are average. It can be pruned to shape after flowering. Apply slow release fertilizer in the spring.

Aphrodite Sweetshrub Spacing

Spacing for your Aphrodite Sweetshrub should be 72” to 84” inches, center on center. Spacing properly when planting in close proximity will ensure your plant is healthy and flourishes.

Aphrodite Sweetshrub Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): Red
Bloom Period: Summer to Fall
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Tall
Height: 5-8 Feet
Spread: 5-6 Feet
Spacing: 6-7 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: New Wood & Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Aphrodite' Calycanthus floridus USPP 24,014
Common Name: Aphrodite Sweetshrub
Other Name(s): Strawberry Bush; Carolina Allspice; Sweet Shade; Bubby Blossom
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
Drought Tolerant: No
Features: Fragrant Flower

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

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    Posted by Terry Goetz on Jun 21st 2020

    This little plant cost as much as one twice as large from a retail nursery. I’m so disappointed, and have no idea how many years it will take before it reaches a size to be valuable in the landscape. Will it flower in one, two, four years? Ive learned a lesson about mail order plants. They’re healthy looking, but if they’re undersized for several years, they don’t represent a good purchase.