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Sweetshrub Venus in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Calycanthus 'Venus' syn. Sinocalycanthus 'Venus', x Sinocalycalycanthus 'Venus'

 

Sweetshrub 'Venus'

Calycanthus are deciduous shrubs native to North America and eastern China. They have simple, aromatic dark green leaves, and fragrant, waterlily-like flowers in Summer. They are pollinated by beetles. 'Venus' bears glossy green leaves that turn yellow-brown in Autumn, and in Summer has large fragrant creamy-white flowers with delicate purple markings inside the flowers.

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plant Features
  • Sweetshrub Venus likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Sweetshrub Venus likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Sweetshrub Venus is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Sweetshrub Venus likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Sweetshrub 'Venus'

Latin name

Calycanthus 'Venus' syn. Sinocalycanthus 'Venus', x Sinocalycalycanthus 'Venus'

type

Deciduous Shrub

family

Calycanthaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Sweetshrub Venus likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Sweetshrub Venus is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Sweetshrub Venus likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Sweetshrub Venus likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Sweetshrub Venus is 3.00meters x 3.00meters 3.00 M 3.00 M

Calycanthus 'Venus' syn. Sinocalycanthus 'Venus', x Sinocalycalycanthus 'Venus'

Calycanthus are deciduous shrubs native to North America and eastern China. They have simple, aromatic dark green leaves, and fragrant, waterlily-like flowers in Summer. They are pollinated by beetles. 'Venus' bears glossy green leaves that turn yellow-brown in Autumn, and in Summer has large fragrant creamy-white flowers with delicate purple markings inside the flowers.


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

The flowers, which are like small waterlily flowers, appear in Summer, and are fragrant.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Take softwood cuttings from new growth early in the day in Spring or early Summer. Cut, neatly, a 4" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, pinch out the tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Plant in a sunny site in moist but free-draining fertile soil, sheltered from the wind.

 
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