(Northern Spicebush) Lindera benzoin is an unusual shrub native to Eastern North America with clusters of small, fragrant greenish-yellow flowers in spring, followed by bright red fruit later in the year.
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Lindera benzoin is an unusual shrub native to Eastern North America with clusters of small, fragrant greenish-yellow flowers in spring, followed by bright red fruit later in the year.
The leaves are thick, dark green, aromatic when crushed and quite long (up to 14 cm). In autumn they turn a spectacular bright yellow before falling. A lovely plant for a woodland garden.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Moist, neutral or acid soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: April
- Flower Colour: Greenish-yellow
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Lindera benzoin grows to be a large branching, rounded shrub.
- Height: 3 m (10 ft).
- Spread: 3 m (10 ft).
- Notes: Lindera benzoin is not self fertile. A male and female plant are needed to produce fruit. Our plants are mixed sex grown from seed.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall), Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Acid
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Flowering Season - Spring (March - May), Fruit - Ornamental, Rare and Unusual
- On sale!