3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Flowering Period: early to late Summer
- Hardiness: H5
- Eventual Height: 2.5 – 4m
- Eventual Spread: 2.5 – 4m
Calycanthus Hartlage Wine, also known as ‘Sweetshrub’ and holder of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a beautiful and hardy deciduous shrub that is known for its large, fragrant flowers that bloom in early to late Summer. This cultivar is characterised by its deep wine-red colour flowers, making it a popular choice among gardeners in the UK.
This shrub can grow up to 3-4 meters tall and wide and it prefers full sun to partial shade. It is tolerant of a variety of soil types and can adapt to a range of conditions. It is a great choice for mixed borders or as a standalone specimen in the garden.
One of the key features of Calycanthus Hartlage Wine is its large, fragrant and deep wine-red colour flowers and glossy green oval foliage that turns yellow in the Autumn. The plant is also attractive to bees and butterflies and other pollinators. The leaves and bark of the plant also have a spicy-sweet aroma, which is why it is also known as the ‘Sweet Shrub’.
How to care for your Calycanthus Hartlage Wine
- Soil: Prefers well-drained, moist soil with a neutral to slightly acidic pH of 6.0 to 7.5. It is tolerant of a variety of soil types but prefers a soil that is rich in organic matter.
- Watering: Prefers consistently moist soil but it should not be waterlogged. Water your plant regularly, especially during dry spells, to ensure that the soil remains consistently moist.
- Sunlight: Prefers full sun to partial shade. It does well in locations that receive morning sun and afternoon shade.
- Fertilising: Does not require much fertilisation. If you want to promote more blooms, you can apply a balanced fertiliser in the Spring.
- Pruning: Does not require much pruning. However, you can cut back the foliage after it dies back to the ground in Autumn or early Spring to tidy up the plant.