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Bring Swallowtails to Your Yard

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. Bareroot. Zones 5-9.
This plant attracts butterflies.

Zones: 5-9
Height: 8-12 ft.
Shade Requirement: Full Sun to Part Shade

86987 Quantity Price
For each offer ordered, get 1 plant.

Shipping Details:

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Spicebush Product Details

Botanical Name: Lindera benzoin

Height: 8-12 ft.

Spacing: 8-12 ft

Depth: Plant so stain on the trunk is at the same level as previously planted.

Spread: 8-12 ft.

Sun/Shade: Full Sun to Part Shade

Color: Yellow flowers

Foliage: Ovate, 3.5-5" long light green summer leaves turn to a brilliant yellow in the fall and have a delicious spicy scent when crushed.

Blooms: Early spring

Fruit: Female shrubs produce small red drupes which are loved by birds. However, must have male present to produce fruit.

Form: rounded shrub

Flower Form: Tiny aromatic yellow blooms in clusters

Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moist soil

Growth Rate: Naturalizing, Fall interest, borders

Pruning: Require 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.

Comments: This native perennial shrub is sure to add some beautiful fall color to your garden. Tolerates clay soils, drought, dense shade & deer.

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