A tall rounded shrub with reliable sweet spicy fragrance emanating from interesting, magnolia-like red flowers; plant along a walkway or driveway where the flower fragrance can be enjoyed by passers-by; blooms on new and old wood
Aphrodite Sweetshrub has fragrant red spider-like flowers with dark red eyes and a buttery yellow ring along the branches from mid summer to early fall. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Aphrodite Sweetshrub is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
Aphrodite Sweetshrub is recommended for the following landscape applications;