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'Aphrodite' Sweetshrub

Description

  • Irresistibly unique blooms!
  • Flowers for weeks to months.
  • Lush, handsome foliage provides great coverage.
  • Very resistant to deer.
  • Zones 5-9, sun/part sun, 5-10′ tall and wide at maturity.
Zone 5-9
Light part sun/sun
tall

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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Description One look and you will fall in love! 'Aphrodite' sweetshrub (Calycanthus hybrid) is one of those plants that, once you've seen it, you must have it. Big, cupped flowers in summer look like a dark red magnolia. They begin to appear in early summer and here in Michigan, continue to bloom all summer long (in hot climates, they may taper off during the height of summer). This is a very large shrub, covered in big, glossy, green leaves, so it's perfect for seasonal coverage or privacy. As you may guess by its name, sweetshrub is generally fragrant, but the scent varies widely depending on the age of the bloom, the time of day, and the weather. We think they smell like apples warmed by the sun, but other people smell different things (pineapple, bubblegum) and others smell nothing at all. It's an adventure in fragrance! Details Botanical name: Calycanthus x 'Aphrodite'
Patent: USPP 16,098
Common name: Sweetshrub
Zone: 5 - 9
Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hrs of sun)
Height x width: 5-10' tall and wide
Flower color: White
Foliage color: Green
Season of interest: Spring
Uses: Flower gardens, Landscaping, Edging, Ground cover, Slopes
How To Grow Soil:  Any average soil will do; avoid extreme wet or dry conditions.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hours/day)
Water:  Moderate moisture; tolerates dry conditions once established, but flowering is best when not stressed.
Space:  6-7' apart
Fertilizing:  Seldom needed; apply a granular garden or rose fertilizer in early spring if desired
Winterizing:  A 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch is recommended. In zone 5 - and even in USDA zone 6 in cold winters - this plant may die back to the ground. However, it will re-emerge from the roots. This is why there is such a wide range of height and width on this plant. Expect it to become quite large in warmer climates.
Maintenance: This plant can be pruned as needed, but as it matures, controlling its height may become difficult. Prune in spring, before the new growth begins to emerge, if you wish. Makes a very nice cut flower.

Customer Reviews

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K.D. (New York)
Doing Well Despite the Heat

I fell in love when I saw this plant at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. It appears to have settled well into the garden. I'm excited to see how it will fare over the winter...and can't wait for flowers to appear.

M
M.R. (Pennsylvania)
Hardy plants

Hardy plants, well packed, growing better than expected. Would suggest purchases from them.

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A.H. (North Carolina)
Can’t wait for blooms

I am so excited to see this plant thrive in my garden! It has grown so much in the short time it’s been planted. GGP has never disappointed, their plants are so healthy and packaged so well.

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S. (Ohio)
A Little Small But Healthy

Of all the plants that came with my shipment, this was the one that looked the most healthy. It's not very big, but it's brimming with vitality, so I have high hopes for the little guy.

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S.H.
Love my sweet shrub.

Can't wait until it blooms,they smell so good,next year it will be better established..Thank you for my order..