Aphrodite Sweetshrub

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Showy Blooming Screen Aphrodite Sweetshrub

  • Improved Modern Hybrid Cultivar of Native Shrub
  • Rugged and Low-Maintenance
  • Gorgeous Magnolia-Type Flowers From Summer Through Fall
  • Big, Dark Rusty-Red Flowers
  • Repeat Bloomer on Old Wood and New Wood
  • New Flowers Feature a Scent of the Tropics
  • Butterfly Magnet
  • Large, Glossy Leaves
  • Foliage Remains Dense to the Ground
  • Perfect Larger-Scale Screening Plant
  • Performs Beautifully in Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Deer Resistant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Widely Adaptable

Shrubs work so hard in your landscape, and we are thrilled to offer such a diverse catalog of amazing choices online. If you want a workhorse with personality, and incredible large, red blooms from summer to fall...come take at look!

Modern plant breeders have taken the best features of a native shrub and added a "high-octane" boost of reblooming flower power. Aphrodite Sweetshrub (Calycanthus x 'Aphrodite' PP# 24,014) delivers charming deep red, Magnolia-shaped flowers that keep on coming.

Decorate your space with these exceptional shrubs. They'll thrive in full sun or partial shade, and produce blooms on both old wood from last year and the new wood from this year.

You'll appreciate their superior performance and ornamental features. They are field-tested for many years by the Proven Winners team.

Use their lush, glossy foliage as a helpful screening plant as a respite from the hustle-bustle modern world. After all, garden designers count on this rare plant to provide definition in their clients garden plans.

Starting in summer, new blooms with long, strappy petals open with a pineapple-strawberry scent. Their luscious fragrance is most pronounced in full sun when the temperatures are high.

Stunningly sophisticated, Aphrodite blossoms are a bold brick-red with creamy-white tips on the interior petals. Hummingbirds and butterflies will lavish their attention, coming back again and again to sip the nectar.

Use them in high end cut flower arrangements. They make a delightful contrasting accent with elegant summertime blooms of Liatris or late-season Hydrangea.

Even if you are renting, you can get much-needed privacy and pretty blooms. Grow Aphrodite Sweetshrub in an oversized resin container on your balcony or porch.

Place your order for Aphrodite Sweetshrub today. You'll be thrilled with the commercial landscape-grade quality of our expertly grown shrubs.

How to Use Aphrodite Sweetshrub in the Landscape

Use plants to expand the amount of living space you enjoy on your property. People across the country are making garden rooms and backyard living areas.

Steal space from a little used side yard! Sling up a private hammock and stand; shielded from view with a hedge of Aphrodite Sweetshrub.

Plant them as living walls of a garden room. Consider the big, dark red blooms to be an up-to-date version of outdoor wallpaper in an outdoor dining room.

Take time for a Zen moment with walls of Aphrodite Sweetshrub to support a personal Meditation Garden. Include one of our knockout Japanese Maples as a generous focal point.

Run three or more right behind your entertainment area. They can also be positioned further away, as an impactful backdrop for a curated collection of Hybrid Tea Roses close by your outdoor seating.

Attractive Aphrodite Sweetshrub is an easy plant to grow and maintain. Use it as a "friendly fence" along the property line. The neighbors will love it as much as you do!

Include it on the outskirts of a planned Rain Garden. Trap and filter potentially polluted water runoff from streets and roofs using the power of plants.

This is also a wonderful choice to use as a taller layer in a mixed shrub border. Include plenty of pollinator-friendly flowering plants to do your part to support local ecology.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant them in at least four hours of sunlight a day. The more sunthe more blooms!

These rugged plants grow best in moist, well-drained soil conditions. Supply a moderate amount of water on a regular basis.

Mulch over the root system to keep them nice and cool. Always pull mulch back away from directly touching the stems.

Prune to shape after the flowering is done. Or...snip a few flowering branches near the end of the season to enjoy in tall vases indoors.

Fertilize in early spring with an organic, slow-release fertilizer. Follow the application rate on the label.

Join the growing Aphrodite Sweetshrub fan club. Place your order quickly, as our designer clients love this improved cultivar.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Aphrodite Sweetshrub Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Calycanthus x 'Aphrodite'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes
Photos courtesy of Proven Winners, Inc - www.provenwinners.com