Spice Shrubs, Allspice and Sweet Shrubs are closely related to Magnolia and have shiny deep-green foliage and magnificent maroon to dark-purplish (In Calycanthus) or white to pale rose (in Sinocalycanthus) flowers. The whole plant has a pleasant spicy fragrance. Excellent for a partially shaded place with leafy, humus-rich soil and sufficient moisture in summer. All make quite large, yellow fruit-capsules in late summer.
Sow from autumn to early spring in any rich, well drained soil on a peaty basis in a sunny position. Keep pots in a protected spot outside during winter. Seeds will germinate in late spring with rising temperatures.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
7 seeds per package.