sweet shrub


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sweet·shrub

or sweet shrub  (swēt′shrŭb′)
n.
Either of two North American deciduous shrubs of the genus Calycanthus, having opposite leaves, fragrant reddish-brown flowers, and many dry fruits enclosed in a cuplike capsule.
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Noun1.sweet shrub - hardy shrub of southeastern United States having clove-scented wood and fragrant red-brown flowerssweet shrub - hardy shrub of southeastern United States having clove-scented wood and fragrant red-brown flowers
allspice - deciduous shrubs having aromatic bark; eastern China; southwestern and eastern United States
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Old-fashioned wisteria and sweet shrub grow vigorously, as do oakleaf, lacecap and regular old-timey hydrangeas.
The World's eyes were on this neat, sweet shrub THERE'S a very special shrub in Sally and Geoff's garden (they're the lovely people we've visited on Gardeners' World).
Offering new compact sizes, a range of flower colors, and a glorious parade of display are azaleas, rhododendrons, sweet shrub (Calycanthus), quince, shrubby dogwoods, daphne mezereum (why, oh why is this early flowering neat shrub not used more?