Calycanthus Simply Scentsational

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Botanical Name: Calycanthus Floridus 'SMNCAF'

Cultivar: SMNCAF

Brand: Proven Winners

Other Names: Carolina Allspice, Sweet Betsy, Spicebush

An extraordinary, refined selection, prized for its sweet spicy fragrance that wafts from abundant magnolia-like burgundy flowers, from late spring through summer, plant along a walkway or driveway where the flower fragrance can be enjoyed by passers-by

Plant Categories: Shrub, Hedge Shrub, Deciduous Shrub

Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun, Partial Shade

Plant Height
6 Feet

Plant Width/Spread
5 Feet


Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Flowering Plant

Interesting Fall Color

Out of stock


Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone4a
Growth RateAverage
Recommended Pruning MethodLate Winter Pruning


Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorYellow
Plant FormRound


Flower PeriodSpring, Summer
Flower ColorRed
Flower FragranceHigh

Additional Categories

Additional CategorySweetshrub
Landscape ApplicationMassing, Screening, Garden, Naturalizing


Planting & Growing

Simply Scentsational® Sweetshrub will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Landscape Attributes

Simply Scentsational® Sweetshrub is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Simply Scentsational®: Sweetshrub is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Mass Planting, Hedges/Screening, General Garden Use, Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Ornamental Features

Simply Scentsational® Sweetshrub has fragrant burgundy spider-like flowers along the branches from late spring to late summer. It has dark green deciduous foliage which emerges light green in spring. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall.