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.