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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
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Plant Characteristics


Attributes
• Fall Color
• Fragrant Flower
• Ornamental Fruit
Attracts Wildlife
• Attracts Butterflies
• Attracts Pollinators
• 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