Spicebush


 

Spicebush

(Lindera benzoin)

 

Height:

    • 6 – 12 feet

Bloom:

    • March to April

Classification:

    • Native
    • Tree / shrub

Sun:

    • Full sun to part shade (best)

Soil moisture:

    • Medium to wet

Used by:

    • Native bees (flowers),
    • Caterpillars (foliage)
    • Birds (fruit)

Notes:

    • Can be used as a native alternative to forsythia.
    • Leaves have spicy smell when crushed.

Kentucky Pollinators & Backyard Wildlife articles:

Spicebush

Bird Poop, Snake Head, and Leaf “Costumes” of the Spicebush Swallowtail

Native range in North America:

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