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LGS Notes: Sweetshrub is a deer resistant full shade shrub with deep red/purple blooms in Spring. The blooms have a fragrant scent and have a beautiful, unique strappy petal.


Aphrodite sweet shrub- native flowering deer resistant shrub for shade and sun

Latin name: Calycanthus floridus ‘Aphrodite’
Common Name: Sweetshrub
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Calycanthaceae
Native Range: Southeastern United States
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 6.00 to 10.00 feet
Spread: 6.00 to 12.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to July
Bloom Description: Maroon
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy, Fragrant, Good Cut
Tolerate: Deer, Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Plant information from Missouri Botanical