Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)

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Leaves turn gold in the Fall and the ripe red berries and provide an excellent food source for migratory birds.

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Spicebush Lindera benzoin

Light: Part Shade/ Shade

Moisture: Medium Wet – Medium

Soil: Mesic

Height: 15 ft

Bloom Season: April, May

Bloom Color: Yellow

Fruit Color: Red

Notes: Nectar source for many native insects and butterflies. The leaves are a food source for Spicebush and Swallowtail caterpillars. Can tolerate planted under Black Walnut trees. Deer Resistant.

Photo: Ansel Oommen, Bugwood.org

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