Early blooming tree.
Seedling, second year on location. Unknown age.
Fruit not yet ripe.
Bright red berries that the birds usually get to before I do.
zone 6b, photo taken 15July2006, fast grower, 6 ft tall, likes shade and moisture
Spicebush flower buds Mashpee, MA March 13, 2004
LINDERA BENZOIN SPICEBUSH
I planted this at the fence about 2005 in the backyard, shot in July 2010
The handsome foliage in July 2010
The male (staminate) flower clusters in April 2012 are bigger than the female
One of my two male (staminate) plants in April 2011 being showier than the one female plant in bloom
The female flower clusters are smaller than the male; shot in April 2013, leaf buds awaking too
Blooming branches of my one female plant in April 2013, not as showy or fuzzy as my two males
My female plant bearing fruit in August 2010 in se PA; some mature red,some still green
Mostly female plants fruiting in August 2012 at Isle a la Cache Museum in ne IL during a drought
A good specimen in early fall color along the road to Wayne in se PA in October 2012
My male specimen at the fence in full sun in October 2010
The base of one of my plants in February 2011 showing smooth grayish bark and whitish lenticel spots
My larger male Spicebush behind the Serviceberry in the backyard in se PA in mid-October 2014
Lindera benzoin - female flower cluster