Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 8 - 10 Feet
  • Mature Spread 8 - 10 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub is an ideal option for any gardener wanting to add vibrant color to a yard whether planted by itself or arranged en masse. It features lush, 3-4-inch flore pleno blooms, each with petals dunked in claret and dabbed with chiffon, supported by glossy verdant foliage. This University of North Carolina cultivar, otherwise known as Calycanthus r. 'Hartlage Wine', Strawberry Shrub, Eastern Sweetshrub, Sweet Betsy, Florida Spice Bush, Carolina Allspice, Raulston Allspice, and Bubby Bush, grows to a maximum height and spread of 8 to 10 feet and blooms from late May to June. A pollinator’s prize, Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub will be the new neighborhood pub for your local bees, butterflies, and birds. What’s more, this sweetshrub produces cut-flower quality blooms and foliage, so you can bring a bit of this perennial’s beauty inside to brighten up your home or office!

While Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub may bloom only in the late spring and early summer, this deciduous perennial’s foliage provides vibrant interest during the spring, summer, and fall.  This lovely plant grows quickly and upright. An original from the Southeastern United States and China, Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub is relatively disease resistant. Being deer resistant as well, you won’t have to worry that your local midnight warriors are going to come by for a snack. This low-maintenance shrub is the perfect choice for someone with a humble gardening resume and a full calendar. 

Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub Care

While Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub tolerates full sun to partial shade and a variety of soil types, it thrives in a partially shaded spot containing moist, loamy, well-draining soil that has a pH somewhere in the range of 5.5 to 8.5. If you have poor soil, consider amending it with compost to get this perennial off to a good start. This low-maintenance shrub should receive about an inch of water per week. Make certain during periods of drought, though, that Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub is getting adequate amounts of water; it is not drought tolerant. Fertilizer is rarely needed. If you choose to fertilize, however, do so during the spring with a balanced (10-10-10) fertilizer.

Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub does not require frequent pruning. As a fast grower, however, you may want to prune to control its size or to shape it. You also may wish to prune to encourage growth and avert disease. Whatever the reason(s), if you choose to prune this perennial, do so after the blooming season concludes in June.

Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub Spacing

Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub shines alone as a specimen or in a group when planted in a border. When planted in a row or grouping, space this lovely perennial about 9 feet apart.

Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 8 - 10 Feet
Mature Spread: 8 - 10 Feet
Spacing: 8 - 10 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Late May Through Late June
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Brand: Plants That Work
Common Name: Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Calycanthus r. 'Hartlage Wine'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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