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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