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Lindera benzoin

Lindera benzoin

Lindera benzoin

spicebush

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS, RHW, CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 6.5-16'
Spread: 6-12'
Flowers: Mar.-May; yellow
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; scarlet; berry
Fall color: yellow

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4.5-6.5
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

moist woods, shaded wooded slopes or dunes, floodplain forests

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Butterfly Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Lindera benzoinNotes

all parts edible and aromatic; herbal uses



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1219.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004