Western Spice Bush
Bulky, clump-forming shrubs with lush foliage and flowers valued for their fragrance and form. Blooms are produced at ends of current season’s growth. Best to remove twiggy or crowded stems annually, but for best appearance don’t prune further.Calycanthus occidentalis
Native along streams, moist slopes in California’s Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada foothills. Grows 6’12 ft. high and wide. Bright green leaves are 2’6 in. long, 1’2 in. wide, turn yellow in fall. Brownish red flowers to 2 in. across, resembling small water lilies, appear in mid- to late spring or summer, depending on climate. Both flowers and bruised leaves have fragrance of an old wine barrel.
Can be trained into multistemmed small tree, but is most useful as a background shrub or medium to tall screen. Easily grown from seed.
This variety has deep blue fertile flowers surrounded by pale blue sterile ones on a shrub that reache...
Grows to at least 3-4 ft. high and wide. More open and sprawling than P. aequalis, with loose...
Native to China, Japan. Has rather rigid, sprawling, angular habit of growth to 10 to 15 ft. high and ...