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Lindera benzoin /Spicebush

Lindera benzoin  / Lindera benzoin
Autumn fruit and foliage
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Autumn fruit and foliage

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Scientific Name: Lindera benzoin
Common Name: Spicebush
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Birds eat the red fruit in autumn. Aromatic foliage turns yellow in autumn. It can be used in naturalisitc settings and has a picturesque form.