Lindera benzoin

Other names: (Northern spicebush, allspice)

Lindera benzoin picture credit: Sean Fox


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Attract Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly to your garden by planting a Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) in your yard! Swallowtail larvae survive on the leaves of this shrub.

Spicebush is a large 5-7 foot-tall shrub that has sweet-scented leaves, eye-catching fruit and beautiful fall colours. The twigs, fruit and leaves of this shrub can make a fragrant tea. Tea from the twigs is traditionally used to treat colds and colics.

Spicebush is sometimes called the “forsythia of the wild” because it blooms very early with dainty yellow flowers.

*Please note that Spicebush is dioecious, meaning you should have both female and male plants in your yard if you are looking for berries. Unfortunately, we won’t know whether a plant is male or female at the time of shipping because we won’t see the blooms. We are flagging this out to our customers so that you could make an informed decision. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Additional information

Weight 0.13 kg
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 20 cm
Fall Colours


Flower Colour


Bloom Period



Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae

Light Requirements

Sun to Partial Shade

Soil Requirements

Clay Loam to Sandy Loam

Moisture Requirements