Carolina Allspice Seeds - Heirloom Untreated NON-GMO From Canada

Carolina Allspice Seeds

(Calycanthus floridus) Perennial. Zones 4-9.

Also known as Strawberry Shrub, Sweet Betsy, Sweet Shrub, and Pineapple Shrub, Carolina Allspice is a deliciously fragrant plant from its spicy bark to its aromatic leaves and blooms!

Carolina Allspice is a nice choice for a patio, along a pathway, or near an entrance where the fragrance can be enjoyed. Its flowers smell like a blend of pineapple, strawberry, and banana! The leaves contain camphor, and can be used as insect repellent, perfume, and disinfectant. The aromatic bark can be dried and used as a substitute for cinnamon.

Its reddish-brown flowers appear in May at the end of short branchlets, and in summer, mature into brownish drooping fruits, or seed capsules, that persist throughout Winter. The glossy dark green leaves change to a bright golden yellow in Fall. The flowers are lovely in bouquets and all parts of the plant can be dried to make potpourri.

Carolina Allspice is incredibly easy to grow and tolerates a wide range of soils with good drainage. It is happy in partial shade. It is a wonderful shrub for all seasons and any garden


Cold Hardiness: Zones 4 - 9

Edible: Yes

SizeMedium Shrub  

Growth RateMedium

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: Yes

Sun Requirements: Partial Shade *Full Sun impedes growth*

Soil Preference: Loamy, well draining.

Germination Rate: 60 - 80%



**Refrigerate seeds IMMEDIATELY! Seeds will rot at room temperature**

SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds for 24 hours, start with hot tap water. Then mix seeds with a moistened grow medium equal to 3-4 times seed volume. Place in a plastic bag, covered tray/cells or container. 

STRATIFICATION: 90 days cold/moist (5°C). Place plastic bag with seeds and soil in your refrigerator, ideally in a veggie crisper. Inspect monthly for even moisture and germination. 

POST-STRATIFICATION: Sow stratified seeds 1/4”, ideally in a peat/perlite mix, mulch lightly. Alternate soil temperatures during the day (25°C) and night (18°C). Water evenly and regularly. 

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 15-30 days.

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $6.99

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