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Cultural Details for Lindera benzoin

Common Name:
Spicebush

Growth Rate:
Slow to medium

Average Mature Height:
6-12'

Average Mature Width:
6-12'

Flower Details:
Dioecious, greenish-yellow, early to mid-April in axillary clusters

Fruit Details:
1/3 –1/2 “ long, bright scarlet, very ornamental

Fall Color:
Often excellent yellow to golden yellow in fall

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Infrequent, none serious

Native Habitat:
Maine to Ontario and Kansas, south to Florida and Texas

Other Features:
Fruits are eye-catching in Autumn landscape

Culture and Care:
Difficult to transplant, does best in moist well drained soils, full sun or ½ shade, pH 4.5-6.5

This plant was blooming:
3/22/2010 - 4/5/2010
3/22/2007 - 4/5/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 200

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu