Hairy Allspice, Common Sweetshrub
* Leaves shiny on top, thin, egg-shaped with pointy or blunt tips. Over
* Twig and leaf undersides soft and hairy.
* Flowers deep red to brown, located at center of leaf cluster. Many
petals, opening out from the center. Very fragrant, with a strawberry-like
* Height: To 6'.
* Flowers April - August.
* Habitat: Mountain forests.
* Range: East coast and southeastern United States.
* Hairy allspice, unlike many plants, grows taller in the shade than
in the sun. It grows equally well in acid and alkaline soils.