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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?), deutzia (white flowers and fragrance), witch hazel, kerria, lindera (spicebush), several of the spireas, viburnums and the weigelas.