(4 customer reviews)


Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) is a deciduous shrub that captivates with its fragrant yellow flowers in early spring. Its leaves turn a brilliant yellow in fall, and its red berries are a treat for birds. Often found in woodlands, it’s perfect for naturalistic gardens. The Spicebush is a sensory delight, bringing fragrance and color to the landscape.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Requirements and Tolerances

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-9
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Water Requirements: Moderate, drought-tolerant
Soil Type: Well-drained
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Plant Spacing: 6-12′ apart
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None
Heat Tolerance: Moderate

Physical Characteristics

Rootstock: From Seed
Plant Size: 6-12′ tall, 6-12′ wide
Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: March-April
Flower Color: Yellow
Fall Color: Yellow
Fruit (drupe) Size: 1/4″-1/2″
Fruit (drupe) Flavor: Spicy
Fruit (drupe) Color and Appearance Red, round

Growth and Reproduction

Growth Rate: Moderate
Lifespan: 20-30 years
Pollination Requirements: Cross-pollination required
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Low, store in a cool, dry place

Disease Resistance

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 1 × 1 in
Hardiness Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9



4 reviews for Spicebush

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  1. Hannah (Verified Customer)

    Hard to know for sure with wee dormant plants, but there was no mold and the root systems looked very healthy! Got them in the ground and excited to see how they do!

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  2. Annabelle (Verified Customer)

    Arrived in good condition.

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  3. Ned Kaup (Verified Customer)


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  4. Terrell (Verified Customer)

    Both arrived bare and took some time to show life, but they did.

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Q & A

Since Spicebush requires both a male and a female plant to set fruit, I'd like to be able to specify male and/or female plants when I place my order. Is this possible? Thank you! Cara asked on October 11, 2022

No it's not possible because these are seedlings.

derekcarter44 answered on November 13, 2022 store manager
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