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Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)
Native shrubs, growing mostly 1-5 meters tall, sometimes a small tree; reproducing asexually by root sprouting (most spicebush patches and thickets are probably clonal). Over 20 species of birds, as well as deer, rabbits, raccoons, and opossums have been recorded as browsing the leaves or eating the fruits.
Shade Tolerance: Full to Part Shade
Moisture: Moist to Wet
Soils: Moist, sandy, well-drained soils. Caliche type, Limestone-based, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam
Height: 5-15 ft. tall
Bloom Time: Apr-May
Spicebush is also available as bare-root seedlings in the Spring Tree & Shrub sale.
USDA Plant Profile