Calycanthus Sweet-shrub plant of the month, this unusual deciduous shrub resembles a Magnolia until the maroon rose like buds begin to unfurl and we are presented with a silky loosely petalled Camellia-like flower.
Burgundy red wine flowers with a slight fleck of cream grace the most centre petals, on this unusual multi-stemmed sweetshrub. Held upright like a Camellia flower the solitary flowers are a delight, with a long flowering season and are lightly scented, as are the leaves and bark if scraped.
Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ syn. x Sinocalycanthus is my plant of the month for June and I expect great things from this fast growing multi-stemmed allspice scented shrub.
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