Lindera benzoin / Spicebush
A shrub of average to moist shade, with aromatic foliage and bright red fruits. Utilized by migrating birds, including thrushes, as a high-lipid migration food. Also used for tea, herbal remedies, and culinary spice.
Host plant for the beautiful Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar, as well as the Promethea moth.
Height: 4′ – 10′ Blooms: April Fruits: September, October
Siting: Average to moist soils, part shade to shade. Tolerates full sun with consistent moisture.
Deer Resistance: Moderate