'Michael Lindsey' Sweetshrub has reddish brown flowers that are consistently, gorgeously fragrant, blooming for a prolonged period in April and May over dark, lustrous green foliage. Fall color of is clear yellow to gold. Selected by Allen Bush of Holbrook Farm & Nursery in North Carolina and named after the young son of one of his staff members. Per Dr. Michael Dirr, “Calycanthus floridus 'Michael Lindsey' is the standard by which other introduction will be measured." It is also wet site tolerant. Extremely verticillium resistant per Rick Darke.
PRN Preferred: Heavy bloomer, fragrant flowers, lustrous foliage with good fall color. Reblooms sporadically throughout the summer.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Future Crop Ready Date
Calycanthus floridus Michael Lindsey #3 18-24" (NATIVE-reddish-brown)
Calycanthus floridus Michael Lindsey #7 2-3' (NATIVE-reddish-brown)
Characteristics & Attributes
Fragrant - Flower
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
PHS Gold Medal Plant
Pleasant Run Nursery Preferred Selection
Clay Soil Tolerant
Dry Shade Tolerant
Wet Site Tolerant
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