Carolina Allspice

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Bloom Color
Red,
Bloom Season
Spring,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
grow-zone
Planting Zones 4-9
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Ships
November Through April
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Exposure
Full Sun, Sun And Shade,
Exposure
Full Sun, Sun And Shade,
Categories
Shrubs

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Carolina Allspice Description

Carolina Allspice 

Carolina Allspice or Calycanthus floridus is also called Sweet Shrub or Spice Bush.

A perennial shrub popular in North America, Carolina Allspice bears fragrant red flowers and verdant green leaves, making this plant a delightful choice for your landscape needs in any region. Used as a shrub border or privacy screen Carolina Allspice will add color and vibrancy to your garden all year with its red summer blooms and colorful fall foliage. 

The Carolina Allspice shrub can grow from 3 to 8 feet tall to 6 to 12 feet wide. Carolina Allspice produces strap-like flowers that become seed capsules when they mature in fall and last through winter. 

Care and Maintenance 

Carolina Allspice prefers to grow in the sun to part shade where it will grow taller. This shrub enjoys rich loam soil yet tolerates many soil conditions. Carolina Allspice has a shallow root system, so after planting, blanket the ground with a 2-inch-thick layer of mulch, which will help to conserve soil moisture around the shrub. You can prune your Carolina Allspice after it flowers in early summer to maintain its round shape by stems to 1/3 of their original length. If your Carolina Allspice has an overgrown appearance, cut it back to 12 inches above ground level during late winter. Your Carolina Allspice will quickly create new, compact growth. To prevent naturalization, remove all root suckers. Carolina allspice shrubs grow in full sun or shade. Alkaline and wet soils aren’t a problem, although the Carolina Allspice prefers soil with good drainage. This plant can also tolerate strong winds, making them useful as a border plant or windbreak. Water your Carolina Allspice shrub as needed to keep the soil moist. 

 

Considerations

For native garden landscapes, pant your Carolina Allspice Native with companions like the sweet pepperbush (Clethra anifolia), bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora), American highbush cranberry (Viburnum trilobum), Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica), to name a few.

Your Carolina Allspice will attract welcomes wildlife and pollinator with its flowers and berries, making this shrub a haven for smaller creatures to pollinate and use as a nesting place.

Carolina Allspice is now available at TN Nursery at low prices and fast shipping.

 

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Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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