Western Sweetshrub Calycanthus occidentalis
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 90 days.
Sow seed 1/4 inch deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
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. Prefers a sunny position but it tolerates shade when grown in warm temperate zones. more...