Lindera benzoin / Spicebush


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.

Provenance: NJ


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