Useful tips

How do you propagate calycanthus?

How do you propagate calycanthus?

To propagate from seed, collect the seed pods after the bloom.

  1. The seed pods should slowly turn brown and start to dry out.
  2. Wrapping small plastic bags around the seed pods and tying them off is one method for collecting them before they fall.
  3. After removing the dried seed pods, allow the pods to dry for another week.

What can I do with Carolina allspice?

Uses. Carolina allspice makes a wonderful foundation planting. Plant Carolina allspice near decks, porches or patios to enjoy the fragrance while relaxing. Its interesting foliage and flowers also provide beautiful spring and summer backdrops for shorter shrubs and flowering perennials.

How do you prune calycanthus hartlage wine?

Once established, prune Calycanthus floridus in early spring as the buds begin to swell. Cut back all stems to a low permanent framework, 3 or 4 buds from the base of the plant. After pruning Carolina allspice, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost around the base of the plant.

How do I know if my cuttings have rooted?

You will know the plant has rooted if after a month or two it is still alive, the leaves haven’t fallen off, and new growth is apparent. After a few weeks, you can gently tug at the cutting and if it sticks, you’re OK.

What kind of plants are associated with J C Raulston?

In addition, there are numerous “signature plants” associated with J. C. Raulston. For example, the Raulston allspice—a rare hybrid of Carolina allspice (sweet Betsy) and of the Chinese spicebush, a cross made at the Arboretum—is named Calycanthus × raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’.

What did J C Raulston do for a living?

According to Bill Wilder, “J. C. broadened the plant palette in the state and the Southeast by a hundred-fold, and he gave us so many more plants to draw upon and work with in landscaping.” Born in 1940 as James Chester Raulston, J. C. grew up on a wheat and cattle farm on the plains of Oklahoma.

When is the plant sale at the JC Raulston Arboretum?

The 2021 Members-only Preorder Plant Sale beings this fall. Next time you are at the JC Raulston Arboretum, be sure to check out the Plant Sale Buggy located outside the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center. First opened for business in summer 2013, it’s a popular spot for visitors to find a wide assortment of choice and unusual plants for your garden.

Where was James Chester Raulston born and raised?

Born in 1940 as James Chester Raulston, J. C. grew up on a wheat and cattle farm on the plains of Oklahoma. At an early age, he became fascinated with all aspects of nature, and he planted his first garden from flower and seed catalog orders.