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Calycanthus floridus var purpureus 'Burgundy Spice'

Burgundy Spice Sweetshrub: Patent PP28,886

  • »  Glossy purple foliage lights up the landscape
  • »  Attracts pollinators
  • »  Perfect for massing to produce a colorful hedge
  • »  Great flower fragrance
  • »  Red flowers
  • »  Grows in a wide range of conditions
  • »  Deer resistant

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The foliage color of this selection will floor you! While all other Calycanthus have green leaves, this selection shows off purple foliage that you can't keep your eyes off! Maroon flowers appear in June with a sweet summer scent. These red flowers are a favorite for pollinators and butterflies. In the fall, the dark purple foliage changes to orange, yellow, and cherry red hues. The selection was made in 2011 by Richard Hesselein and Daryl Kobesky of Allentown, N.J. from a “sport” on a branch.

Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Supports Bees
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry Soil
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Calycanthus floridus var purpureus 'Burgundy Spice'

Thrives in full sun.  Feed yearly with an organic fertilizer.  Prune in early summer after bloom to shorten or shape.