• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 6-12 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Aromatic Foliage
    Blooms:
    Highly fragrant yellow flowers in spring.
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lin-DEER-ruh ben-ZOH-in
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6-12 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Light Green
    Blooms:Highly fragrant yellow flowers in spring.
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Lindera is named for the Swedish botanist, Johann Lindler. This species is dioecious (male and female flowers on separate plants). The male flowers are larger ans showier than the female flowers, which give way to bright red drupes if pollenated by a male plant.
    Lore:
    The foliage of Northern Spice Bush serves as the preferred food for the black and blue spicebush swallowtail butterfly larvae.