• Hardy
  • Canadian Grown
  • Value Packs
  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE

Lindera benzoin

Northern Spicebush

Main interest:
early bloomer, decorative berries, fall colour
full sun to full shade
Soil humidity:
dry to wet soil
Flower colour:
Mildly fragrant
Flowering period:
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 12 ft (3.6 m) width: 12 ft (3.6 m)
specimen, naturalizing, hedge

The Northern Spicebush will let you know spring has arrived with its dense clusters of pale yellow flowers. This native plant is noted for its early aromatic flowers, red berries and beautiful fall colour. This low maintenance bush is dioecious with male and female flowers on separate plants. Female flowers that have a male pollinator will give way to the bright red berries that are attractive to birds. Both the fruit and foliage are fragrant. The fruit has a peppery taste and scent. Stems and leaves when crushed develop a spicy and citrusy fragrance hence "benzoin", the species name. In the fall the leaves turn a golden yellow.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable. We don't know when it will be back in stock. Please visit this page for updates.

Synonym(s): Laurus benzoin, Benzoin aestivale

Also known as: Spicebush, Spice Bush, Wild Allspice, Common Spicebush, Benjamin Bush

Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On LinkedinVisit Us On Instagram