(Sweetshrub) New to us, Calycanthus 'Venus' is an unusual small to medium sized shrub with large, fragrant white Magnolia-like flowers with the central petals maroon purple at the base.
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New to us, Calycanthus 'Venus' is an unusual small to medium sized shrub with large, fragrant white Magnolia-like flowers with the central petals maroon purple at the base. These flowers appear in early to mid summer with ocassional sporadic flowers seen in late summer. Leaves are bright green in colour.
Calycanthus 'Venus' is a delightful shrub suitable for gardens of most sizes and woodland areas.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Any fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy. May require protection from severe late spring frosts as a young plant, as these can damage the new growth and young leaves.
- Flowering Period: June - July.
- Flower Colour: White-maroon
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Calycanthus 'Venus' grows to be a small to medium sized, rounded shrub.
- Height: 1.5 - 2 m (5 - 6 ft)
- Spread: 2 m (6 ft)
- Pruning: Prune immediately after flowering to shape or maintain compactness if required. Also known as Sinocalycanthus 'Venus'
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Small (less than 1.5m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Damp/Wet
- Special Features