Western Sweetshrub Calycanthus occidentalis

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Calycanthus occidentalis

Family:

Calycanthaceae

Genus:

Calycanthus

Species:

occidentalis

Common Name:

Western Sweetshrub

Seeds Per Pound:
10,413
Quantity:
0.23 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
11
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
8-10 feet
Collection Locale:
Oregon
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6
In Stock: 0.23 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
8.95
10 g
39.50
1 oz
79.95
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.
Other: 60 days cold strat may be enough.
In a Nutshell:
* Calycanthus occidentalis—California spicebush, western sweetshrub, native to moist habitats of California below 1,500 m (4,900 ft), including in the California Coast Ranges, San Joaquin Valley, and Sierra Nevada.
* Both species of Calycanthus were used as a traditional medicinal plant by Native Americans. The indigenous peoples of California also used C. occidentalis in basketweaving and for arrow shafts. more...
* A light brown dye is obtained from the flowers.
* Prefers a light loamy soil that is deep and moist but succeeds in most fertile soils if they are not shallow[11, 182]. Requires a well-drained soil[188]. Prefers a sunny position but it tolerates shade when grown in warm temperate zones. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov