Sweetshrub – Transplanting Method

Q: Three years ago I transplanted a calycanthus shrub. I have noticed that the mother plant has sent out new plants in several directions. Can I transplant these new shrubs ?

A: Sweetshrub, Calycanthus floridus, is famous for its spreading nature. If the suckers are twelve inches tall or less, you could move them now and water regularly the rest of the summer. If you wait to make the move in November, no watering would be necessary.