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Spicebush, Lindera benzoin

Spicebush, 15-30 cm

  • Spicebush is a fast growing shrub with yellow flowers very early in spring and red spicy berries, leaves and twigs. Dry and crush the berries to use as spice. Leaves can be used for tea.


    Spicebush is the larval host plant for the Eastern tiger swallowtail, the promethea silkmoth and the funky caterpillar of the spicebush swallowtail butterfly.

    Growing conditions:

    Shade , part shade or sun, moist to medium well drained soil. 

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