Shrub, 8-15' high, 6-15' wide; single or multi trunk
Light: part sun
soil: moist, well-drained, or dry
Bloom: Yellow flowers harbingers of spring
Landscape: garden, rain garden, hedge
Two needed for fruit
Fun fact: Leaves spell spicy when crushed and have been used to make tea
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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.