Lindera benzoin



Dioecious shrub that grows 6 to 12 feet tall. Yellow flowers bloom in April. Flowers attract pollinators, berries of female plants attract birds, and functions as the host plant for spicebush swallowtail butterflies. Moist soil, partial shade to shade.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Northern Spicebush, Wild Allspice
Plant Family:Lauraceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Shrubs/Subshrub
South Jersey Native Range:Pine Barrens Periphery, South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:April
Fruit Timing:July through October
Global and State Rank:S5, G5
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral, Slightly Alkaline
Soil pH:5.0 to 8.0
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade to shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist

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