(Lindera benzoin) Height: 8-12'
Full sun to partial shade. Likes moist, mesic conditions such as a loamy soil with plenty of decaying organic matter. Low tolerance to drought and dry conditions. Dioecious plant that is host to Spicebush Swallowtail. Aromatic leaves. Tiny yellow flowers emerge along leafless stalks in mid-spring, followed by shiny, bright red berries on the female plants. This species is an important food source for wildlife during the winter.