A shrub of moist shade, with aromatic foliage and bright red fruits. Used for tea, herbal remedies, and culinary spice.
Utilized by migrating thrushes as a critical high-lipid migration food. Host plant for the beautiful spicebush swallowtail caterpillar.
Height: 4′ – 10′ Blooms: April
Habitat: Moist, part shade to shade. Tolerates full sun with consistent moisture.