Calycanthus floridus 'Athens' /Athen Sweet Shrub

Calycanthus floridus 'Athens'   / Calycanthus floridus 'Athens'
Creamy-yellow flowers and foliage in spring
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Creamy-yellow flowers and foliage in spring

Young shrub and small flowers hidden among foliage

Flowers and foliage in spring

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Scientific Name: Calycanthus floridus 'Athens'
Common Name: Athen Sweet Shrub
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This free suckering shrub should be pruned immediately after flowering. Has fragrant flowers that are whitish-yellow in color. A relatively new introduction, but does well in naturalistic sites, especially woodland gardens adjacent to paths where the interesting flowers can be enjoyed. Produces good autumn color.