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Calycanthus occidentalis


Order: Laurales
   Family: Calycanthaceae
            Genus: Calycanthus
                        Specie: Calycanthus occidentalis

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Cool moist soil in sun or part-shade positions

Features: Glossy deep green leaves; purple-red flowers in summer

Uses: Mixed borders Woodland gardens Beside water features

Zones: 7-10

Description: This Californian species is very similar to Calycanthus fertilis, having slightly larger leaves, and flowers fading to yellow with age. Large-flowered forms, with blooms up to 3?in (8 cm) wide, are most often seen in garden centers. ZONES 7?10.

Growth Habit: Spreading branching habit

Comments: Cultivars available

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