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Weekend Plantidote 2012-07-14

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Calycanthus x "Venus"

Venus sweetshrub, spicebush

This spicebush is a hybrid of calycanthus occidentalis, c. chinensis and c. florida. Okay, who cares? The magnolia-like blossoms are awesome. It's easy to grow in zones 5-8.

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Submitted by NWLuna on

and beautiful too. TY; I wasn't aware of this plant.

{wishing for more garden space}

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Submitted by jerztomato on

until I saw it as a "special" at one of the local nurseries. The only problem I had with it is that the blossoms hold quite a bit of rain water which attracts the slugs. You can guess the rest...... Next year I will prop up the lower branches and put down some Sluggo. I think I can keep that company in business all by myself.