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Spice Bush (Lindera benzoin) bush, organic

$15.00$40.00

Family:  Laurel (Lauraceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 9

(Spicebush) Perennial deciduous, dioecious bush to 12 feet. Native to Appalachia and a most elegant member of the very pretty plant family known as the Lauraceae. Spice bush prefers shade to sun and moist, rich soil. In fact, and this story is a bit of an indulgence on my part, the plant was considered by the early settlers to be an indicator of rich soil, and many homesteads were located due to the proximity of these bushes. The plant bears glossy green leaves and waxy, spicy-smelling red berries. Traditional use (TWM): cold remedy. Plant prefers rich, moist to mesic soil in the part shade. Prefers rich soils, moisture. Plant 6 feet apart.

Potted shrub, Certified Organically Grown

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    MartaS

    Can you send two plants, one male and one female if requested?

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    • Richo Cech

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      Hell Marta,
      I’m sorry, I know of no way to sex them until they flower which takes years.
      Richo

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    Sonya

    For the spice bush to produce, do I need both a male and a female so they can cross pollinate?

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    • Richo Cech

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      Yes, they need male and female plants to make berries and seeds

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    Xochi Kao

    How large/old is the plant that comes with this purchase?

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