Mystery Flowering Tree

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Date Photo Taken: 04/30/2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted By: orchidlover


I found this on a flowering tree (or really tall bush) behind my house. It has a very sweet smell, almost sickly sweet, and the flowers are on the very ends of the branches, but not in clusters.


  1. hortiphoto Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks to me like it it’s Calycanthus fertilis ( ) if that photo is a true color. If it should be a brighter red it could be Calycanthus floridus ( ) but either way it’s Calycanthus.

    May 1st, 2013 at 1:00 am
  2. James Carroll Unregistered says:

    This is Carolina Allspice, commonly called sweetshrub. They are very hardy and spread and they don’t grow higher than tall bushes.

    May 1st, 2013 at 6:39 am

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