Carolina Allspice

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  1. why does my Carolina Allspice bush not have a fragrance
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  3. Carolina allspice
  4. Calycanthus plant
Asked by lorim on May 3, 2014
Why Does My Carolina Allspice Bush Not Have a Fragrance

I bought a Carolina Allspice plant online four years ago. While it’s thriving and blooming beautifully, the blooms have no scent which is why I bought it to begin with! Any ideas?

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theficuswrangler

Some cultivars may have less noticeable sent than others. Here is an example: http://extensiongardener.ces.ncsu.edu/extgardener-jcra-introduces-hartlage-wine/

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Asked by specialty.foods on September 8, 2015
No Flowers on Allspice

My allspice tree is in a very large pot and has numerous fragrant leaves. No flowers. How do I get it to produce allspice? It is three years old, grows well but not a flower or seed pod. What do I do?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Check the growing conditions with the article below.
Also you may have to much Nitrogen in the soil.
You can add a Phosphorous rich fertilizer such as Bone Meal to promote flowering.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/carolina-allspice/carolina-allspice-shrubs.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm

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Asked by Wmlkite on May 3, 2017
Carolina Allspice

My shrubs got large seed pods last fall that did not fall off or open. What do I do now?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can remove them or new growth should push them off the plant.

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Asked by co692op on September 28, 2017
Calycanthus Plant

I purchased a sweet shrub(Calycanthus) a couple of years ago, and it really hasn’t grown into what I was expecting, and this year it looks horrible. I’ve attached a picture. Would you be able to identify what could be wrong?

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This appears to be a fungal issue paired with a pH issue. I do have a method to curing this that I like to use. The soil priming part is most important as this will, both, correct pH and kill the infection. Although the spray is not completely necessary, it will help, and prevent insect problems in the future. The recipe is as follows:

First, you will want to prime the soil with dolomitic lime, then spread wettable sulfur to Kill off any infection in the soil. I Also like to spray the plant itself. Mix a few drops of one or more of these ingredients into warm water with a spoonful of coconut oil: Rosemary oil, lavender oil, neem oil, garlic oil, cinnamon extract/oil and for really bad cases, also add clove oil.

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