Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub

Calycanthus 'Hartlage Wine'

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Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub (Calycanthus 'Hartlage Wine') at Chalet Nursery

Calycanthus 'Hartlage Wine' flowers

Calycanthus 'Hartlage Wine' flowers

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Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub (Calycanthus 'Hartlage Wine') at Chalet Nursery

Calycanthus 'Hartlage Wine' in bloom

Calycanthus 'Hartlage Wine' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height: 8 feet

Spread: 8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 5

Other Names: Raulston's Allspice, x Sinocalycalycanthus


A large and dense hybrid variety producing stunning burgundy blooms in early summer; not fragrant like the native species but the blooming and fall color is impressive; cut back every few years to maintain size

Ornamental Features:

Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub features showy burgundy star-shaped flowers with white tips along the branches in early summer. It has green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The rough brown bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Mass Planting

Plant Characteristics:

Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.

This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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