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Spicebush grows up to 3 m tall and 2 m wide and is an ideal understory shrub. Grows in partial to full shade in moist, rich soil.

Blooms in April. The flowers are cross-pollinated by various insects, particularly small bees.

The leaves are the host for the fun caterpillar of the Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly and the stunning Promethea Moth. Its leaves give off a spicy odour when crushed.

Woodland songbirds eat the bright red berries. Watch for Veery, Catbird, White-throated sparrow, and Wood Thrush.

Spice Bush, Lindera benzoin

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