Young Melon Tree | Calycanthus floridus


The Calycanthus floridus, or Sweetshrub, owes its name to the strong melon fragrance it emits. Additionally, this tree blooms with beautiful brown-red flowers starting from May.

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Can be planted throughout the year

The name Calycanthus floridus or Spicebush

Calycanthus floridus, also known as Spicebush or Sweetshrub in English, is a relatively unfamiliar tree that owes its name to the strong melon fragrance it emits.


Leaf color

The leaves of the Spicebush are a fresh green color and slightly hairy on the underside.

In the fall, the leaves of Calycanthus floridus change to yellow before falling from the tree, revealing the dark brown branches.



From June to August, Calycanthus floridus blooms profusely with brownish-red flowers, which are a delight to the eyes.


Seed pods

After the flowers have faded, brown-black seed pods appear on the tree.



The Spicebush thrives on almost any soil type and can also be well-maintained in a pot if the soil is nutrient-rich, and the tree is placed in a sunny or semi-shaded location.



Calycanthus floridus requires minimal pruning, but if necessary, only formative pruning should be applied immediately after flowering. The cut branches can retain a strong fragrance for a long time.


How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.


Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy packaging
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attain mature size within a short time
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in pots
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective purchase
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower



Want to know more about pruning? Read our page on tree maintenance! Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist!


  • Flower color

  • Flowering months

  • Location

    Sun semi-shade
  • Fruits

    Brown-black seed pods
  • Evergreen

    Not evergreen
  • Winter hardiness

  • Leaf color in summer

  • Leaf color in autumn



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