|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.|
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