Calycanthus Sweetshrub Hartlage Wine or Raulstonii Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub Hartlage Wine is also known as Calycanthus Raulstonii Hartlage Wine or Carolina Allspice. It is a deciduous ornamental shrub with stunning red and white flowers that originates from North Carolina in the United States. This multi-stemmed shrub has graceful upright branches that arch outwards with paired oval leaves along the stems. Wine red flowers with cream centres appear in summer producing a sweet delicate scent. It also has aromatic bark which is reminiscent of cinnamon. It is called ‘Sweetshrub’ for a good reason!
How Hardy is Calycanthus Sweetshrub Hartlage Wine It is hardy in most places even in sub-zero winters and has no slug or snail issues. Your shrub will thrive if it is protected from cold, drying winds that damage leaf growth and strip flowers. A sheltered spot will produce the best results.
How To Use Calycanthus Sweetshrub Hartlage Wine Calycanthus Sweetshrub Hartlage Wine will reach a maximum height and spread of four metres, so you’ll need room, however this will take ten to twenty years. Small specimens can be planted closer to other shorter-lived shrubs. Raulstonii Hartlage Wine is still fairly rare in the UK, so if you have a front garden show it off. Flowers will appear from May to September and give you a glorious summer show. In autumn the leaves turn a buttery yellow before falling. This really is a shrub for aesthetics.
The back of border is a great place to site Calycanthus Sweetshrub Hartlage Wine as it makes a colourful and architectural backdrop to temporary summer displays. In the winter months larger specimens can be draped with Christmas lights. It’s also possible to grow Raulstonii Hartlage Wine in a large container as long as you regularly water it. Use a plant feed for the best results.
How To Care For Calycanthus Sweetshrub Hartlage Wine The best spot for this gorgeous shrub is in full sun with moist well-drained soil of any ph. It’s not a fussy plant either, happily growing in clay, chalk, sand or loamy conditions. Pruning is not necessary but trim back excess growth in early spring or late winter to maintain the height and spread you want. Avoid severe pruning and don’t cut back old wood.
Sweetshrub Hartlage Wine has the RHS Award of Garden Merit for its strong growth, reliable nature and stunning looks. If you want something scented and a bit unusual Calycanthus Sweetshrub Hartlage Wine is sure to impress you with her gorgeous flowers, aromatic bark and summer long display.