Latin Name: Lindera benzoin

Type: Shrub/Vine

Light: Sun / Part Sun

Moisture: Mesic / Wet-Mesic / Wet

Soil: Sand / Loam

Size: 15x12

Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: March / April / May

Description: This large shrub is usually found in light shade in moist or wet soils, but does well in drier sunnier sites. Spicebush blooms early with yellow flowers. The entire plant is aromatic, similar to allspice. The leaves are somewhat oily feeling. This is the larval host for the Promethia Moth and the Green-clouded Swallowtail or Spicebush swallowtail.