Flowering bush identification?

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  1. mammabooh

    mammabooh Metal melter Supporter

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    Perhaps. It looks like somewhat similar to several that I saw on-line after you mentioned it, but I didn't see any upclose pictures of red ones. The blooms do smell sort of spicy, though, so that may just be it.
     
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    Calycanthus, or Strawberry bush (some folks say the flowers smell like strawberries) They are fragrant and I can see where you might think they smell a bit like strawberries, but not so much that you would call it "Strawberry bush" but I am only familiar with Calycanthus fertilis, apparently there is another one, C. floridus, that smells more like strawberries.
    I have never found one in the wild although they are supposed to occur in VA, I have only seen them in gardens.
     
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    Yep, that's it! Thanks!
     
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    I have it all over my property the locals call it carolina allspice as the blooms smell spicy.
     
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    we have it here and there. my dad always called it a spice bush.