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Common Spicebush

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$34.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 6 - 10 Feet
  • Mature Spread 6 - 10 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

Lindera benzoin or the Common Spicebush, as it is often called, is a large and showy shrub with a number of uses. Growing to around 10 feet tall, Common Spicebush develops small green-yellow blooms before its aromatic deep green foliage and red berries appear later in the year. Loved by pollinators and birds, this shrub will help attract wildlife and even provide lovely fall color. 

Easy to grow, the Common Spicebush forms an attractive upright form. It is suitable for growing in zones 4 to 8 and originates from eastern parts of North America. Often grown as a backdrop for other plants, the Common Spicebush is ideal for the back of a border, naturalistic planting and woodland areas.

Common Spicebush Care

As a tolerant shrub, the Common Spicebush is not fussy. However, if given its preference, it prefers partial shade and well-drained soil that has a pH of 5 to 8. It favors a moist substrate but can cope with dry periods as required. To help maintain plant health and support its growth, you can apply a general fertilizer in spring. Water well on planting and regularly thereafter until established.

In general, only light pruning for shape and size is required. The ideal time to prune Common Spicebush is after the flowers fade in summer. 

Common Spicebush Spacing

When mature, the Common Spicebush can reach a size of 6 to 10 feet tall and wide. If planting as a group, you can space plants around 6 to 10 feet apart center from center.

Common Spicebush Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 10 Feet
Mature Spread: 6 - 10 Feet
Spacing: 6 - 10 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Green, Yellow
Flower Description: Tiny yellow-green flowers
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Showy yellow fall foliage color
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Native to North America
Brand:
Common Name: Common Spicebush
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Lindera benzoin
SKU:
1231000348-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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