Calycanthus 'Venus' (Sweetshrub 'Venus')
Venus' is a spreading, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with narrowly ovate to elliptic, mid-green leaves turning yellow in autumn and, from late spring to early summer, pale yellow buds open to fragrant, magnolia-like, creamy-white flowers with purple and yellow markings.
Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained, preferably neutral to acid soil in full sun, or with some midday shade. Shelter from cold, drying winds. Will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 5-10 years.