Botanical Name: Lindera benzoin
Height: 8 - 12 feet.
Spacing: 8 - 12 feet.
Depth: Plant so stain on the trunk is at the same level as previously planted.
Spread: 8 - 12 feet.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun to partial shade.
Color: Yellow flowers.
Foliage: Ovate, 3.5 - 5 inch long light green leaves in Summer 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 (berries) in the Fall which are loved by birds. However, must have male plant present to produce fruit.
Form: Perennial, rounded shrub.
Flower Form: Tiny aromatic yellow blossoms in clusters.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moist soil.
Growth Rate: Naturalizing, Fall interest, borders.
Pruning: Requires 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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