Burgundy Spice Sweetshrub

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Dark, Glossy Foliage Burgundy Spice Sweetshrub

  • Superb Purple Leaves Keep Color All Season
  • Brilliant Fall Color Display, Too
  • Maroon-Colored, Lotus-Shaped Double Blooms
  • Flowers Feature an Incredible Fruity Scent
  • Super Choice for Butterflies and Honey Bees
  • Lush, Showy Cultivar of Native Shrub
  • Wonderful Size for Modern Lots
  • Excellent Screen or Hedge
  • Grow in Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Deer Seldom Damage this Cultivar
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Once Established, Puts Up With Dry Shade
  • Tolerates Periodically Wet Soils, Too

Get ready to place your order! Finally...a native Calycanthus with exceptional foliage color!

We're so excited to offer Burgundy Spice Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus var. purpureus 'Burgundy Spice' PP# 28886) for our valued online customers. This delectably dark shrub offers "over-the-top" visual impact...no matter where you place it!

This improved cultivar fits perfectly in today's smaller lots. But it can also bring plenty of drama, color, fragrance and structure to larger properties, too!

People have always loved the unusual, dark red springtime blooms of Sweetshrub, and Burgundy Spice doesn't disappoint. Plant them somewhere you'll pass by several times a day to maximize your enjoyment of the fruity fragrance.

Cut several long branches to bring indoors for elegant cut arrangements. The richly scented maroon-colored blooms resemble tiny Magnolia or Lotus blooms; and they are held all along the stem.

Any blooms left outside will delight both you and beneficial pollinators with a marvelous pineapple scent. They'll also be a big hit with butterflies in your neighborhood!

Put the deep, shiny glossy burgundy foliage to work for you in your landscape design. Don't worry, that bold color stays steadfast even in the height of summer.

Use one as a showy specimen. Or add several Burgundy Spice Sweetshrub four feet apart as a lush privacy screen or informal hedge.

Tuck them into place as an incredible backdrop for any perennial border. You'll feel great about this native choice!

Burgundy Spice Sweetshrub also gives you a fall color display! The leaves develop hints of a harvest mix that ranges from purple to red, orange and amber yellow tones.

Simply put, Burgundy Spice Sweetshrub is an incredible choice that works hard for you and your family. Let it accent even the toughest spots...as those durable roots put up with a wide variety of soil and light conditions.

They'll even tolerate periodic drought and wet soils. Of course, we recommend Nature Hills Root Booster, well-drained soil and consistent watering to achieve the best results over the long life of this gorgeous shrub.

Order your Burgundy Spice Sweetshrub today. Please hurry, as this red-hot shrub is very popular with our professional landscape designers.

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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.

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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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Burgundy Spice Sweetshrub Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Botanical Name Calycanthus floridus var. purpureus 'Burgundy Spice'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Burgundy
Foliage Color Burgundy
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes
Photos courtesy of Star Roses and Plants - www.starrosesandplants.com