Shrub, 4-8 feet, single or multi trunk
Light: part sun
soil: moist, well-drained
Yellow flowers harbingers of spring
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.