Calycanthus floridus

Calycanthus floridus
Calycanthus floridus
Calycanthus floridus

Plant type


Common name
Calicanto d’estate




  • Shrubs

    Sun Exposition

  • Half-shadow
  • Sun

    Leaf Persistance

  • Deciduous

    Flower Colour

  • Red

    Flowering Period

  • 06-June
  • 07-July

    Climatic Zone

  • 6

    Continent of Origin

  • Sud America

Origin: South-East of the United States.

Botanical characteristics: It is a deciduous upright shrub, up to 4 mt high. It has tomentose branches when it’s young. Both branches and leaves are aromatic. Its leaves are oval-lanceolate and opposite. They are dark green and rough on upper side whereas they are grey-green and pubescent on the underside. The summer blooming consist of fragrant deep red-brown flowers, 5 cm large.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It is easy to grow in all types of soil but prefers fertile and moist ones. It needs to be placed in sun or partial shade.

Use: In gardens it is used as single shrub, in groups or in mixed hedges.