Calycanthus chinensis (Chinese allspice)

Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 8-10+ feet
Light: Direct morning sun and afternoon shade is ideal. Can handle more sun if kept moist.
Soil: Amended, moist, acidic soil. Does not like extremely alkaline soil.
Description: Deciduous shrub with a dense, rounded habit and ENORMOUS glossy green, heavily quilted leaves that have a nice yellow fall color. Large, pinkish-white flowers with yellow centers cover the shrub in mid-spring. A collector’s specimen. Looks great when paired with dwarf conifers, cutleaf Spiraea and dwarf Physocarpus.


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