Calycanthus floridus (Carolina Allspice)
- Usually Flowers : June, July
Well branched deciduous bush with aromatic, glossy, apple-green leaves. Very aromatic red-purple flowers. June to July. Ht.3mt.(10ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, well-drained soil with protection from severe frost. Good for sheltered borders, specimen or woodland plantings.
Gelsemium sempervirens (Yellow Jessamine)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
Evergreen, twining vine with glossy, lanceolate leaves. Very fragrant, yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers. February to April. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Brown fruit after flowers. Fairly vigorous. Best grown in sun and moist, fertile, well-drained acid soil. Needs shelter from cold winds and severe cold. Good for walls, fences, pergolas etc. Very good for butterflies.
Schisandra grandiflora var. rubriflora (Magnolia Vine)
- Usually Flowers : March, April
Deciduous, twinning climber with dark green lanceolate leaves. Clusters of vivid, bright red flowers. March to April. Ht.10mt.(30ft.). Pendant clusters of scarlet fruit on female plants after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil with shelter from cold. Good for walls, fences or sheds.