Lindera benzoin

Lindera benzoin

Northern Spicebush

Regular price $29.95 CAD
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The 'Northern Spicebush' brings several desirable features to any shrub border or woodland garden. This native North American shrub produces clusters of pale yellow-green fragrant flowers before the leaves emerge in early Spring. The bright cherry-like fruit which occur on female plants, are beloved by birds. As Autumn arrives, the aromatic foliage turns a rich yellow. Host plant for the Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly.



Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 to Zone 9
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 1.8 m to 3.6 m
Spread: 1.8 m to 3.6 m
Soil Requirements: Acid to neutral moist soils
Bloom Time Early to Mid Spring
Planting Time: Early Spring to Mid Summer
Use: Woodland gardens, shrub borders, waterside gardens
Flower Colour & Shape: Fragrant clusters of tiny pale greenish yellow flowers without petals emerge before the foliage
Foliage: Light green thick obovate  leaves turn clear yellow by Fall
Benefits: Multi season interest, early bloom, tolerates wet sites and full shade, attracts bees, butterflies and birds

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