Lindera benzoin

Height: 30

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants

Bloom Time: March to April

Bloom Color: Yellow

Soil Moisture: Medium

Soil Type: Average, well-drained soil

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9



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Spicebush is an easily grown, broad rounded shrub. Grows best in moist areas, bottomlands, woods, and ravines. Small green-yellow flowers appear in early spring, before its foliage emerges. Spicebush is dioecious, meaning male and female flowers appear on separate plants. Berries of the female plant have a flavor resembling allspice, which was used historically as a seasoning. Tea was also made from its leaves and twigs. Tolerates deer, drought, heavy shade, and clay. Along with their adaptability, the fragrance of the leaves is a light, citrus scent that can be smelled throughout the landscape. Spicebush would make a great specimen plant near the house for its scent, and bright yellow fall color.

Additional information

Weight5 lbs
Dimensions5.5 × 5.5 × 30 in

4 to 9'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

March to April

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture


Soil Type

Average, well-drained soil.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

northern spicebush, wild allspice, benjamin bush