Spicebush, Lindera benzoin
Lindera benzoin

Spicebush

Attractive rhizomatous shrub; stems, leaves, and fruit have a spicy scent when crushed; provides cover for wildlife and habitat for the swallowtail butterfly; fruit is a source of food for wildlife in the fall.

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General Product Information
  • Species:
    Spicebush
  • Species Type:
    Native
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  • Characteristics:
    Red berries.
  • Habitat:
    Rich moist woods.
  • Bloom Period:
    March to May
  • Flower Color:
    Yellow
  • Typical Height:
    16.3 ft
  • Minimum Root Depth:
    18 in
  • pH:
    4.5 – 6.0
  • Pollinator Value:
    Low
Indicator Regions
  • Northcentral & Northeast:
    FACW
  • Midwest
    FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont:
    FAC
  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain
    FACW
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Tolerances
  • Shade:
    Moderate
  • Drought:
    Low
  • Salt:
    No
Seed Information
  • Approximate seeds per lb:
    4,500
  • Seeding rate per acre in a mix:
    Up to 3.33 lb
  • Truax Seedbox:
    Fluffy

$96.00/lb

Description

Attractive rhizomatous shrub; stems, leaves, and fruit have a spicy scent when crushed; provides cover for wildlife and habitat for the swallowtail butterfly; fruit is a source of food for wildlife in the fall; red berries.

Additional information

BloomPeriodSrchTrm

Spring

ColorSearchTerms

Yellow

FoliageColor

Green

IndicatorRegion1

FACW

IndicatorRegion2

FACW

IndicatorRegion3

FAC

IndicatorRegion4

FACW

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