Shrub, 4-8 feet, single or multi trunk

Light: part sun

soil: moist, well-drained

Yellow flowers harbingers of spring


3 Gallons
  • Pollinator value: Very High

    Birds, butterflies.  Larval host Spicebush Swallowtail and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

    Fragrant yellow flowers emerge before the leaves.  Leaves turn a pleasant yellow in fall.  Females produce red drupes that persist after the leaves fall; males have larger flowers.  Male and female needed to set fruit.