Northern Spicebush

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Scientific Name:
Lindera benzoin
Hardiness/Growing Zone:
Sun Exposure:
Full to Partial Sun
Growth Rate Per Year:
Average Mature Height:
6-12 Feet
Average Mature Spread:
Soil Type:
Acidic, Drought-tolerant
Soil Moisture:
Moist, Well-Drained
Fall Color:
Wildlife Attractant:
Birds and Butterflies
Flower Color:
Can’t Ship To:
Shipping Height:
18-24 Inches

Product Overview

Lindera benzoin

The Northern Spicebush grows well in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9. It typically thrives in Full to Partial Sun and has a Slow-Moderate growth rate per year. Once full grown they can reach a height of 6-12 Feet and Variable in spread. The Northern Spicebush does best in Moist, Well-Drained Acidic, Drought-tolerant soil. In fall expect to see the leaves transition to a beautiful hue of Golden-Yellow. Be ready to see a variety of wildlife drawn to the Northern Spicebush as they can attract Birds and Butterflies. Once in bloom the flowers will be Yellow in color. When receiving your plant they will ship to you between 18-24 Inches in height. We unfortunately cannot send these to the following states: AK,HI. We apologize! We only ship to the Continental U.S. and some states and the USDA have restrictions on specific plants. Please refer to the above section for a breakdown of the plant details and information. Happy Planting!  

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  • 5
    Northern Spicebush plants

    Posted by Jessie on 01/18/21

    The three spicebush plants I ordered arrived three days ago (in January) and I planted them today. All three passed the "scratch test" for being alive though dormant. Am looking forward to watching them grow and bloom!

  • 5
    Northern Spicebush

    Posted by Laura Maas on 12/30/20

    It arrived in great shape. I'm wintering it in my cool dark basement. Will plant in March so we shall see!

  • 5

    Posted by Dawn Ackley on 04/28/20

    Kind of excited to try a native species!

  • 5

    Posted by Karen Voorhis on 01/02/20

    I bought two bare root plants. When I did the scratch test, one was dead. The tree company immediately rectified this and soon after I had a replacement. I hope to have a male and a female for berry production for wildlife. I bought these because I am transitioning my garden into a native plant garden. This is a host plant for the Spicebush Swallowtail. Both plants were very well packed and shipped! So far, so good!

  • 5
    Arrived in great condition

    Posted by Tara Tucker on 12/14/19

    Seedlings arrived dormant, packed in ghost crystals. Planting went well and they seem to be adjusting to their new environment.