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‘Venus’ sweetshrub

Calycanthus 'Venus'

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Calycanthus 'Venus'

This deciduous shrub to 8-10 feet tall and wide blooms from late spring through July with 3- to 4-inch-wide, white, fragrant, magnolia-like blossoms with purple centers. This shrub is somewhat deer resistant.

CareProvide full sun to partial shade and moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Prune in early spring

Propagation Sow seed when ripe, grow on rooted suckers in spring, or root cuttings in summer.

Problems Leaf spots and powdery mildew may occur.

  • Genus : Calycanthus
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : White

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