Lindera benzoin (Spice Bush)

This deciduous clump-forming shrub features smooth, broad green leaves that turn bright yellow in fall on thin stems, both of which release a spicy, citrusy aroma when crushed. Showy yellow flowers emerge before the leaves show, along with drupes of red berries. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring
6-12 ft tall x 6-12 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native

This deciduous dwarf shrub features fragrant, violet tubular flowers that appear in clusters on foliage of oblong, vibrant green leaves. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Reblooming
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This slow-growing deciduous shrub features star-shaped blooms with crisp white petals with purple-pink underside and green ovate foliage. Moderate growth rate. 

Blooms early to mid-spring 
10-20 ft tall x 10-18 ft spread 
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C) 
Fragrant 
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds 
Deer and rabbit resistant 

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