Spice Bush Live Stakes - Lindera Benzoin
The spicebush (Lindera benzoin) is a beautiful plant that can provide a nice addition to all lawn or garden. It is part of the laurel family of shrubs. The spicebush is a deciduous shrub with a growing range of approximately 6–12 feet (1.8–3.7 meters) tall with a hardy zone of 4-9. The spicebush can grow in indirect light and can handle shade.
Spicebush live stakes tends to grow in the Northeastern part of North America like Ontario, Canada to New York. This shrub can also develop in the eastern parts of the United States and certain Midwest states like Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Iowa. This shrub can also grow as far south as Florida and in the moist woods where the soil is fertile, and there is limestone that is exposed.
This shrub also produces rich, colorful fruit. The richness of the berries and flowers can be viewed in a climate with full sunlight compared to an environment of partial shade or full shade where the parts of this shrub will not produce such fullness. The buds, leaves and the young growth of the twigs can also be used for a tea.
Many animals also consume all of the parts of the spicebush.
Many species of birds enjoy consuming the berries of the spicebush. And certain insects also feed on this shrub like the spicebush swallowtail. Many moths and butterflies use the plant as a place to grow their larvae.
The stems and the leaves of this shrub can produce a strong citrusy and spicy aroma when pulverized or smashed. The spicebush can turn to a bright yellow color in the fall. In the spring, the spicebush tends to grow in clusters of beautiful, yellow flowers. The spice bush's flowers tend to produce a sweet aroma as well.
The Spice Bush is a native bush to the Eastern United States.
Full Sun to partial shade
Spice Bush live stakes are low maintenance and require medium water.
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