Calycanthus Venus

Sweetshrub, Strawberry Shrub

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No Pruning Necessary
Large, magnolia-like white flowers with yellow and purple central markings are delightfully fragrant in early summer and appear intermittently thru the season. Glossy green foliage matures to a golden yellow in autumn. An exciting new introduction in Sweetshrubs. Showy and low maintenance.

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Patent PP15,925

Plant Type Shrubs


Height Tall 5'

Spacing plant 5-6' apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid-Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Shady

Zones 5-8

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant

Planting Sites

  • Shade Tolerant

Calycanthus General Information

Calycanthus are deciduous flowering shrubs. Large, fragrant magnolia-like flowers adorn glossy foliage. Nice specimen plant or in mass for a hedge. Flowers are long-lasting and branches may be cut to enjoy blossoms indoors. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Calycanthus Plant Care

No pruning necessary. New shoots are produced freely each spring from the base. If desired, OK to shape or thin in spring before new growth starts to remove any wayward or older woody branches.