Sweetshrub features glossy, aromatic, leathery, dark-green foliage with erect, multiple stems. Terminal blossoms are solitary and dark red with numerous overlapping, strap-like petals. Flower are often quite fragrant. It’s a wonderful choice because of its adaptability to many soil, water, and light conditions. It will tolerate moist to well-drained soils, partial shade to sun, and can be planted on the west, south or east side of buildings. It is easy to grow, a low maintenance shrub, with no known pests or diseases, and is drought tolerant.
- Dimensions: 6-9 feet tall, 6-9 feet wide
- Water Use: Medium
- Light Requirement: Partial Shade
- Soil Moisture: Moist
- Ornamental Use: Sweetshrub produces good cut flowers, and the flowers, leaves, twigs and bark may be dried to use in potpourri
- Wildlife: Attracts bees and butterflies