- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 Feet
- Mature Width 4 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 4-9
It’s new, fragrant and native, and a soon-to-be favorite of gardeners and wildlife. Simply Scentsational Sweetshrub (Calycanthus) brings all the benefits of native plants in an exotic-looking shrub with wine-red flowers. Grow this sweetshrub anywhere in the landscape, but try to pick a spot where you can enjoy its fruity yet spicy scent. The fragrant, magnolia-like flowers keep coming from early summer through late spring with no very little care.
This sweetshrub grows to nearly 6 feet high and 5 feet wide, so it’s a pretty feature, or specimen, plant to stand out in front of a wall or house. The deep red color is rare in native plants and can add a sense of drama and height to any native garden (not to mention that fragrance). Cold hardy to zone 4, plus heat and drought tolerant, it’s a versatile choice for a native reblooming plant that also is deer resistant.
Simply Scentsational® Sweetshrub Care
Planting and caring for this native sweetshrub is easy. Plant it in part to full sun (5-plus hours of sun a day) and in nearly any soil type, as long as it drains well. Water it regularly, with a slow-deep soak for the first growing season. Once established, average water is enough, and in the second year, the plant can withstand brief drought. The shrub might need more water than usual during peak heat of summer.
Like most native plants, Simply Scentsational needs very little help to grow and flower. It typically does not need fertilizing. Pruning is only necessary to shape the plant as desired. Blooms appear on both old wood and new wood, so it is best to prune right after the shrub is done flowering for the season.
Simply Scentsational® Sweetshrub Spacing
Give this shrub plenty of room to grow to its mature size and space it at least 48 to 60 inches from other plants or from structures, measuring from the center of the shrub out.
Simply Scentsational® Sweetshrub Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9
|Plant Type: Shrub
|Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Mature Height: 6 Feet
|Mature Width: 4 - 5 Feet
|Mature Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
|Growth Habit: Upright
|Flower Color(s): Red
|Seasonal Interest: Early Summer Mid Summer Late Spring
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Bright Green
|Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America, Continuous Blooming or Reblooming
|Uses: Landscape Specimen or Focal Point
|Plant Brand: Proven Winners
|Botanical/Scientific Name: Calycanthus x 'SMNCAF' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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
Time of Order:
- 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.