Aka Sinocalycanthus chinensis. An unusual, attractive spicy scented shrub. Broad mid green leaves; glossy upper side & downy underside. Unique cup & saucer have very thick waxy petals of pink & ivory. No scent. Nice yellow autumn colour. Extremely fragrant roots. Deer proof; no disease problems. RARE. Will cross pollinate with its fellow Calycanthus kin to create some very attractive hybrids such as “Hartlage Wine” and “Venus”.
- Available in Sept/Oct when temps for shipping are better
- Hardiness Zones: 6-9
- Height x Width: 3m x 3m
- Plant Type: deciduous woody multi-stemmed flowering shrub
- Habitat: Full to semi sun; well draining moist humus rich acidic soils
When seating your tree, add some of compost or organic material at bottom of the transplant hole (should be 45 cm in diameter & as deep) along with a handful of low nitrogen fertilizer & mix with the parent soil. Be aware direct fertilizer-root contact can burn roots & set back growth. Tease roots from the ball while filling the soil, tamping ever so gently. Water regularly during summer drought. Mulch conserves soil moisture, keep roots cool & control weeds. Prune early winter as plants can bleed to death when pruned when sap flows. Seed grown. Mycorrhizae treated.