HGIC 1087 Sweetshrub : Extension : Clemson University : South Carolina
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Now that I think about it, I've stood near it saying "WHAT is that smell? WHERE is it coming from?" -- looking everywhere but within my own garden... and never realizing it was these unassuming flowers.Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus) has many common names, including Carolina allspice, strawberry-bush, sweet bubby, sweet Betsy and spicebush. As these names indicate, it is valued for the sweet, often fruity fragrance of its flowers.