- Botanical Name:Lindera benzoin
- Height:8 – 12 feet.
- Spacing:8 – 12 feet.
- Depth:Plant so stain on the trunk is at the same level as previously planted.
- Spread:8 – 12 feet.
- Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Color:Yellow flowers.
- Size:12-18 In. Bareroot
- Blooms:Early Spring
- Fruit:Female shrubs produce small red drupes (berries) in the fall which are loved by birds. However, must have male plant present to produce fruit.
- Form:Perennial deciduous shrub
- Flower Form:Tiny aromatic yellow blossoms in clusters.
- Soil Requirements:Well-drained, moist soil.
- Growth Rate:Naturalizing, fall interest, borders.
- Pruning:Requires no extensive pruning, but a light annual trimming keeps the plants looking tidy. Eliminate dead and damaged growth as well as limbs that rub together after all the blooms have faded in the spring.
- Foliage:Ovate, 3.5 – 5 inch long light green leaves in summer turn to a brilliant yellow in the fall and have a delicious spicy scent when crushed.
- Comments:This native perennial shrub is sure to add some beautiful fall color to your garden. Tolerates clay soils, drought, dense shade & deer.
This multi-season beauty is lovely to look at and produces a luscious spicy scent that attracts Swallowtail butterflies by the droves. Tiny yellow blooms nestle into light green foliage in the spring and summer. In fall the leaves turn bright yellow for another season of beauty. Great for naturalizing. Tolerates clay soils, droughts, dense shade and deer. Grows to 8-12 ft. tall with an equal spread. Zones 5-9.