Calycanthus is commonly known as sweetshrub. 'Aphrodite' is a hybrid of two species of sweetshrub. This shrub has big, glossy leaves and starts to bloom in the summer. 'Aphrodite' produces very large cupped flowers that look like Magnolia flowers, but are a deep red color. The flowers have been said to smell like pineapple, apples, or bubblegum. This large deciduous shrub provides lots of coverage, making it ideal for privacy.
Light Requirements: Part Sun to Sun
Cold Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9