• Attracts birds and butterflies with early yellow flowers
  • Host for Swallowtail Butterfly
  • Bright red berries
  • Aromatic
  • Deer tolerant
  • Seedling height: 12″-18″

Height: 6ft-12ft
Spread: 6ft-12ft
Water Needs: Medium-Dry to Wet
Soil Needs: Sandy-Loam to Loam
Growth Rate: Medium to slow

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Description Spicebush (Lindera benzion), also known as wild allspice, is a deciduous shrub. Spicebush gets its name from the aromatic smell of its leaves and fruit. Spicebush is a great alternative to forsythia. Like forsythia, spicebush has early yellow, springtime flowers. Spicebush attracts birds and pollinators.
Height 6 -12 ft.
Spread 5 – 10 ft.
Growth rate Slow
Sun Full sun to part shade
Water use Medium
Soil Moist, sandy, well-drained soils
Bloom & Fruit
Bloom time March – May
Bloom color White, yellow, green
Harvest/Fruit type Drupe
Edible/Inedible Inedible
Nativeness Native
Benefits Ornamental, good for wildlife, good for pollinators
Climate Change Hardiness Unknown adaptability

Additional information


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