New York Metropolitan Flora

Calycanthus floridus L. - Sweet-shrub, Strawberry Bush

Calycanthus floridus
Calycanthus floridus   L.  -  Sweet-shrub

Photo © by Peter Nelson
Taken at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NY, 1971.


By Science Staff

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 03/20/2013

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Common Names

Sweet-shrub, Strawberry Bush

General Discussion

This species is native to the southeastern U.S., ranging as far north as southeastern Pennsylvania. It is often used as a landscaping plant and has been reported from a handful of sites in our area. Most (all?) of these reports most likely represent cultivated specimens, no definitive adventive populations have been seen.