Eastern Sweetshrub, Sweetshrub Calycanthus fertilis - Calycanthus floridus glauca

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Calycanthus fertilis

Family:

Calycanthaceae

Genus:

Calycanthus

Species:

fertilis

Common Name:

Eastern Sweetshrub, Sweetshrub

Seeds Per Pound:
1,887
Quantity:
4.78 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
7
Germination:
57%
Germination Test Type:
TZ
Purity:
99%
Height:
5-7 feet
Collection Locale:
Tennessee
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 4.78 lb
Prices
  • Calycanthus fertilis

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
6.95
1 oz
17.95
1 lb
59.50
1 kg
118.00
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep , tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Many plants purchased in the Untied States as Calycanthus floridus are actually Calycanthus fertilis. This species is a more prolific fruiter and thus is easier to gather seed from, encouraging more plants to be grown. It is however not as fragrant as Calycanthus floridus which does not produce as much fruit per plant.
* Calycanthus oil, distilled from the flowers, is an essential oil used in some quality perfumes.
* Calycanthus species are cultivated as ornamental plants by plant nurseries, including in the United States and England.
* Calycanthus were used as a traditional medicinal plant by Native Americans.
* The fruit is an elliptic dry capsule 5–7 cm long, containing numerous seeds.
* The bark has a strong camphor smell that is released when stems are scraped. The smell remains strong on twigs that have been stored several years in a dry environment.
* Calycanthus plants are deciduous shrubs, growing 1–4 metres (3.3–13.1 ft) tall and wide. The bright green leaves are opposite, entire, 5–15 centimetres (2.0–5.9 in) long and 2–6 centimetres (0.79–2.36 in) broad. more...