Carolina Allspice | Aphrodite
Carolina Allspice | Aphrodite

Carolina Allspice | Aphrodite

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Looking for something a little different? You've found it in 'Aphrodite' calycanthus! Covered in big, glossy leaves, this shrub explodes with enormous cupped flowers that look a bit like a deep red magnolia. They start in early summer and continue through the season - in cooler areas, like our West Michigan trial gardne, they bloom all summer long. This is a quite large shrub that needs plenty of space to look its best, but if you have the room for it, there are few better ways to use it!

'Aphrodite' is a hybrid between our native Calycanthus and the Asian species, xSinocalycanthus. You're probably wondering if it's fragrant, and the answer is - it depends. The scent varies based on the age of the bloom, the time of day, and the flower itself. Some people say they smell like pineapple, others apples, others bubblegum, and some get no scent at all. Even if you never sense a whiff off this plant, its fabulous flowers are more than enough reward.

Top reasons to grow Aphrodite calycanthus:

  • Big summer flowers look like a deep red magnolia
  • Very long blooming
  • Large, lush shrub provides lots of coverage - ideal for privacy
  • Fragrant Flower
  • Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Average Size at Maturity Upright growth to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Light Needs Part Sun to Full Sun
Water Needs Moderate
Delivery
We deliver outdoor plants within a zone around the Chicagoland. Currently, we are offering free delivery over $250, otherwise a $25 fee will be assessed. As plants are perishable, we take care to deliver them by hand using our own vehicles.
  • Delivery zone includes the North Shore Suburbs North up to Winthrop Harbor and Wauconda; North Side of Chicago to downtown and Southwest to Oak Park. See here for a list of zip codes.
  • For plant material not planted by Chalet, there is a 1-year, 50% merchandise credit guarantee.

Planting

  • To add Chalet's Planting Service, standard pricing is 50% of the plants' retail price. 
  • Right now, our normal delivery fee of $25 is waived for orders over $250. 
  • Fees do not include tree or stump removal.
  • Larger orders may require separate labor quote. Plantings carry a 1-year full guarantee. However, there is no guarantee for container or planter plantings as they are difficult to overwinter. 

  
No-contact Curbside Pickup 

We offer free in-store pickup at our retail store at 3132 Lake Avenue in Wilmette, IL. Orders usually take about 4 hours to prepare. You will receive an email when your order is ready for pickup. Once you receive this email please pick up the items within 72 hours.

  
Returns 
Returns accepted within 14 days by replying directly to our order confirmation email. Refunds issued only in original form of payment.