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Native trees and shrubs provide food and natural habitats for local wildlife and help reduce soil erosion, without invading our landscape. Consider planting this species, which is indigenous to the southeastern United States.
Shrub Type


Calycanthus floridus

The charming Sweetshrub entices with its maroon to reddish-brown flowers that emit a spicy, fruity fragrance, reminiscent of pineapple, strawberry and banana. The dense, green foliage forms an attractive backdrop, making it a standout in any garden setting.

  • Dimensions: 6-10 feet tall, 6-12 feet wide
  • Water Use: Medium, prefers consistent moisture
  • Light Requirement: Thrives in partial sunlight, tolerates full sun
  • Soil Moisture: Medium-moist, well-drained
  • Ornamental Use: Its reddish flowers and lush foliage make it perfect for sensory gardens, borders, or as an aromatic hedge.
  • Wildlife: Attracts bees and butterflies

Details: Sweetshrub

Mature Size

H: 6'-10' W: 6'-12'

Water Requirements


Light Requirements

Partial Shade / Full Sun

Soil Moisture




Wildlife Value

Attracts Pollinators