Aphrodite Sweetshrub Calycanthus
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Aphrodite Sweetshrub Calycanthus

Aphrodite Sweetshrub Calycanthus

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

'Aphrodite' Calycanthus floridus USPP 24,014


'Aphrodite Sweetshrub' is a new and improved calycanthus that produces large, bright red magnolia-like flowers. Unlike 'Hartlage Wine' it is very fragrant, producing a sweet, apple-like scent.  Plant near an entrance or walking path to enjoy this beauty's fragrance. This repeat bloomer has nice, glossy foliage, too. Give this shrub plenty of room to grow, as it can reach heights of 8 feet and widths of 6 feet, but that's just more to love. Deciduous.  

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

I love both Venus and Aphrodite Sweetshrub.  They grow fast, have large leaves, and the flowers smell amazing. I like to use them for privacy where an evergreen is not preferred. I like to plant them in groupings away from the house so I can enjoy looking at the show of flowers from afar. 

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 7'
Mature Width: 6'
Flower Season: spring thru summer
Sun: full to part sun
Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-20 to -10
-28.9 to -23.3
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1