Thanks for any help Penny Rivera May 01, reply.
Sweet shrub or Calycanthus – Pruning, Winter Care and Fertilizing. This shrub should be pruned after it has bloomed. Shape and thin as needed, somewhat slow growing, think twice, cut once. By fertilizing young shrubs you can increase both the size and the amount of flowers on the plant.
Granular, liquid or stake type fertilizers can be used. Prune immediately after flowering to shape or maintain compactness. It has a suckering habit meaning those suckering branches need to be maintained unless you want this plant to naturalize in your landscape. Prune the plant to shape immediately after flowering as the flowers are produced on last year's wood.
Propagate this plant by seed. May 01, It seems sweet Betsy can be a fickle lady. Also known as sweet shrub, Carolina allspice, strawberry shrub, spicebush and sweet bubby bush, this native ornamental, which grows 6 to 9 feet high, produces masses of blossoms that, depending on the plant, can range in fragrance from very obvious to none at all.
Pruning after the first season can control growth and improve air circulation to the innermost parts of the shrub. Rather than pruning away just the tips of the branches, which will encourage the shrub to grow in even bushier than before, prune back older limbs to.
Jan 21, After flowering, prune to control size, if desired. Prune some older limbs back to the ground to encourage new shoots.
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Pruning at the tips causes multiple sprouts to emerge from the stem, making them top-heavy. Lucky for gardeners, no insect or disease problems are associated with this native shrub.
Be aware, however, that it does sucker considerably.