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Aphrodite Sweetshrub (Calyanthus)

  • continuous blooms
  • fragrant
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Height60 - 96 In
Spread60 - 72 In
Zones0506070809
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Aphrodite is covered in big, glossy leaves with enormous cupped flowers that look a bit like a deep red magnolia. They start in early summer and continue through the season. The scent varies based on the age of the bloom, the time of day, and the flower itself. Some people say they smell like pineapple, others apples, others bubblegum, and some get no scent at all.

  • 5-8 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide at maturity
  • Grow in zones 5-9
  • Plant in part to full sun (4+ hours daily)

Care: It is adaptable to most moist well-drained soils.  Prune to shape after flowering. Fertilize with Proven Winners Continuous Release Plant Food in spring and mid-summer. 

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  • Size at shipping varies by the season and plant
    • 1-gallon shrubs are 6-24" tall at shipment
    • Quart shrubs are 5-8" tall at shipment
  • Shrubs ship dormant November through April

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    Features

    • Fragrant

    Characteristics

    • Hardiness Zones: 05 06 07 08 09
    • Height: 60 - 96 In
    • Spread: 60 - 72 In
    • Habit: Mounded
    • Bloom Color: Red
    • Foliage Color: Green
    • Bloom Time: Summer-Fall
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      KM
      07/03/2021
      Kim M.
      United States
      Those flowers wow

      Packaged well and doing great so far

      GR
      04/04/2021
      Guyla R.
      United States United States
      100% satisfaction

      I received my proven winners direct orders, and the plants were in excellent condition they were packaged in a way that everything stayed intact, no exist no plants laying inside the box, and very healthy plants

      MO
      11/05/2020
      Mai O.
      United States United States
      Aphrodite Sweetshrub

      Happy and I can’t wait to see flowers blooming in the spring

      NM
      10/15/2020
      natalie m.
      United States United States
      Aphrodite

      The Calyanthus came with some leaves. I have not seen anything, yet. I hope in time, I will see something. Fingers and toes crossed.

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