Spice Bush Tree

Spice Bush Tree

Spice Bush Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Lindera benzoin
Hardiness Zones:   5 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Slow to moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; moist to dry soil; prefers an alkaline pH
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Rounded shrub to small tree; usually multitrunked; dense
Height:   6 to 12
Weight:   6 to 10'
Leaf:   3 to 5" alternate, simple leaves; brilliant yellow fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Shiny greenish yellow spicily fragrant flowers in late winter; scarlet red spicy scented fruit in fall
Comments:    Native; flowers attracts birds; leaves and twigs have a spicy fragrance; larval food for spice bush and tiger swallowtails
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --