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Lindera obtusiloba /Japanese Spicebush


Close-up image of leaves that resemble maple foliage

Foliage in late summer

Branches of foliage

Close-up image of the foliage

A single tulip-shaped leaf

Dense, green foliage on a healthy specimen of the Japanese Spicebush

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Scientific Name: Lindera obtusiloba
Common Name: Japanese Spicebush
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Winter
Fruit color: Red, Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Japanese spicebush can be use in groups, natural settings, or as a specimen. It has fragrant flowers and red to black fruit in winter. Maple-like foliage turns yellow in autumn.