Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Sweet Shrub

These are photos of a sweet shrub (calycanthus floridus) that my mother planted at the home we lived in from about 1973 to 1976 (which would be when I was still a child). I own the property now and rent the old farm house out.

This plant grows near the corner of the porch. I confess we have cut it back multiple times at varying times of the year. My husband keeps hoping it will die but it grows back time after time, bigger than it was before he pruned it. Since my mother planted it, I have a bit of a fondness for it. Apparently, it is an incredibly hardy plant.


  1. We had a sweet shrub when I was a child, and I love the smell of them. I bought a small one at Tractor Supply earlier this spring, but something bit it off and I thought it was dead. However, it has recently sprouted a bunch of new leaves. Can't wait for it to get bigger!

  2. it's pretty but i love the fact that your mom planted it and it keeps returning!

  3. Quite lovely. Nice that your Mother planted it.

  4. What a beautiful shrub -- hope it smells as good as it looks.


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