This beautifully fragrant native shrub has been used in cooking and medicine for centuries and has multi-season appeal for an orchard or yard. The dark wine-colored flowers smell fruity, and the berries and leaves can both be used in dishes or to treat indigestion and stomach aches. Deer resistant.
Scientific name: Calycanthus floridus
Purchase size: 1 ft, 1 yr old
Plant hardiness zone: 5-9
Max height: 6-8 ft
Light: Part shade to full shade