Lindera benzoin (Spicebush)
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Lindera benzoin

Spicebush

Early season blooms on a broadly rounded shrub. From a distance, flowers look similar to a Hamamelis (Witchhazel) in bloom. The bloom time is soon after the Witchhazel finishes. Foliage and bark smell spicy when crushed or scraped. The leaves are food for Spicebush Swallowtail larvae. Plants need both male and female for fruit production. Male flowers are more showy than female, but females have brilliant red drupes when planted with a male.
Height: 8-12 ft
Width: 8-12 ft
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: April
Hardiness Zone: 4 TO 9
ITEM # CROP IMAGE SIZE CURRENT AVAIL
21939.5G #5 334
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Fall Color
Fragrant Flower
Ornamental Fruit
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Wildlife
Plant Habit
Rounded
Light Conditions
Sun to Part Shade
Native Plant Community
Woodland
Wet Woodland
Flower Color
Yellow
Flower Hue
Medium
Flower Type
CYME
Foliage Color
Green
Leaf Texture
Medium
Prune Time
Winter
Flower Form
Single
Flower Size
1/2"
Growth Rate
Average
Origin
Greater Midwest

Possible Substitution Plants

Myrica pensylvanica
Cornus amomum
Corylus americana