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Lindera Benzoin

Botanical Name:

Lindera benzoin

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist, sandy, well-drained soils. Caliche type, Limestone-based, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Shrubs, Native Plant, Shrub

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

6-12 ft.

Flower

The Spice bush has clusters of tiny, apetalous, aromatic, greenish-yellow flowers that bloom along the branches in early spring before the foliage emerges (March-April). It has dioecious (male and female flowers on separate plants), with the male flowers being larger and showier than the female ones. The flowers of female plants give way to bright red drupes. Female plants need a male pollinator in order to set fruit (scarlet red), however. It's drupes are very attractive, but are largely hidden by the foliage until the leaves drop.

Fruit

A drupe, scarlet red spicy scented fruit in late Summer/early Fall (August-September) 1/2' wide., Red

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Laurales

Family

Lauraceae

Genus

Lindera

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