Lindera benzoin


Common Name: northern spicebush
Plant Type:Shrubs
Light (original): part sun to shade
Light Requirements: Part Sun, Shade
Height:6 to 15 feet
Width:6 to 15 feet
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Wetland
Soil Type:moist to wet
Soil Moisture:Mesic, Wet
Seed Ripens:fall
USDA Zones:4 to 9
Flower Colour:soft yellow fragrant
Bloom Time:early spring
Comments:Butterfly larval food plant. Deep yellow fall color with shiny red fruit. Fragrant leaves.
Germination:Seed is hydrophyllic, intolerant of dry storage.
Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Seed will not germinate in presence of chemical inhibitors.
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Picture Copyright: John Oyston