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Plant Genus of the family Calycanthaceae

Genus Description Cultivation
Calycanthus Resembling magnolias, but in the family Calycanthaceae, the aromatic deciduous shrubs of this temperate East Asian and North American genus of up to 6 species have similar characteristics. They grow to around 10?ft (3?m) tall with a considerable spread, have large elliptical leaves and strappy, many-petalled flowers in late spring and summer. Although the flowers are sometimes small and have rather dull colors, they are borne on the new growth and stand out well. CULTIVATION: Although difficult to propagate from cuttings (layering or seed being preferred), allspice is not difficult to grow. They prefer cool moist soil with ample summer water in a sunny or partly shaded position. The flowers do not last well in low humidity.



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