A couple of years ago, I bought this shrub. I always try to buy shrubs with some sort of bloom, but this one hasn’t bloomed since I planted it. So I forgot what it was of course.
Until this spring when these little red blooms appeared. Then I had to look it up and find out it is a calycanthus, or sweet shrub.
Little buds open up into lovely red blooms.
Leaves are big and glossy too. So looks good even when blooms are done.
In a few years it should be really stunning, covered in these red flowers.
Fun to be surprised by something you forgot about!