Plant Details: Spicebush
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This native shrub has too much offer to list all of its attributes. Tiny yellow clusters of flowers in the axils (along the stem) before the leaves form and lemon-scented foliage make this shrub the host plant for the Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly. The Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar is one of the cutest caterpillars and he wraps himself in the leaves like he is snuggling in a blanket during the day. In the early fall females plants have bright red berries that contrast with the brilliant yellow foliage. This plant prefers locations that have rich, moist or alkaline soils in full shade to partial shade, but is tolerant of other conditions once established. Under ideal conditions it reaches a mature size of 8'high x 8'Wide. Native to the Eastern US.
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