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Lindera benzoin

Lindera benzoin - Spicebush

More About Lindera benzoin

  • Yellowish-white flowers appear before the leaves
  • Female plants display crimson berries contrasting with the gold, fall colour
  • Medium-green, oval leaves
  • Foliage is fragrant when crushed
  • Upright, rounded plant
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario 

Zone:

4

Height:

3-4 m

Spread:

2-3 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Spicebush Growing and Maintenance Tips

Lindera grow well in full sun or partial shade in a moist, well-drained soil, however, they will tolerate dry soil conditions. 


Lindera benzoin Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Rounded

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing
Specimen

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