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Calycanthus occidentalis

Spice Bush.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
One Gallon 0 $ 10.99
Plants in production
One Gallon 89 --
Spicebush has fragrant, burgundy flowers, (April-Aug.), that smells kind of like a delicate red wine (if there is such a thing). Native to the mountains of central and northern California. Common associated plants include Carpenteria californica, Vitis californica, Sedges, Rushes, California Bay (Umbellularia californica), and Zauschneria californica. Likes sun to partial shade and moist soil. It is tolerant to sandy or clay soils, and likes water. In the interior it will get leaf burn if it goes dry, but looks good if given regular water. Cattle and deer do not like this one but will eat it when desperate. If planted in shade and given regular water Spice Bush can be trained onto a trellis as a wine wall. Calycanthus occidentalis is pollinated by beetles in the Nitidulidae family.

Calycanthus occidentalis tolerates sand, clay, no drainage and seasonal flooding.

Calycanthus occidentalis's foliage turns a different color in the fall, color is green, type is deciduous and has fragrance.
Calycanthus occidentalis's flower color is red and has a fragrance.

Communities for Calycanthus occidentalis:Riparian (rivers & creeks), Yellow Pine Forest and Central Oak Woodland.

ph: 5.00 to 8.00
usda: 7 to 10
height[m]: 1.00 to 3.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 10.00
rainfall[cm]: 101.00 to 1500.00

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