Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ Sweetshrub

Description: Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite' is a deciduous, small tree that produces a pretty display for a garden of any size. This spectacular selection is covered in fragrant red-purple Magnolia like flowers on terminal and axillary shoots extending the flowering season for up to two months! The glossy green leaves turn into a buttery yellow in the autumn. All parts of the plant are fragrant including the leaves, flower and bark which exude a spicy scent when crushed.

Calycanthus Aphrodite' Growing Tips: Grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil in a full sun to partial shade position. Provide shelter to protect the tree from cold and drying winds.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m


  • Flowering month: April
  • Deciduous
  • S Size: Small
  • Leaf colour: Yellow / Green
  • Prefers full sun
  • Scented foliage
  • Scented flowers

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