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    Habit/Size 5-7 feet tall
    Germination Scarify (hot water or other method), cold stratify for 30-90 days, sow seeds 3/8 in. deep.
    Requirements prefers moist soil, full sun to partial shade
    Zones USDA zones 4-10
    Life Cycle deciduous shrub
    Harvest Dried bark is aromatic and has been used as a cinnamon substitute. Caution is advised, see notes on toxicity.
    Uses edible (bark)*, herb/spice, medicinal*, utility (disinfectant, repellent)
    Notes Contains calycanthine and alkaloid toxic to humans and livestock.
    Breed Status Open Pollinated
    Saving Seeds/Propagation Seeds should be dried soon after harvesting to prevent unwanted germination.
    Seed Storage Store seeds cold and dry (34-41 degrees F). Ususal seed life is 1-2 years.
    Synonyms Calycanthus sterilis

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