Northern spicebush is a single- or few-stemmed, deciduous shrub, 6-12 ft. tall, having male and female plants. Only female plants produce berries.
Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Full sun to full shade
Wetland indicator status: FACW-
Soil Description: Moist, sandy, well-drained soils. Caliche type, Limestone-based, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
Larval Host: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Spicebush Swallowtail
Wildlife value: pollinators love the early spring flowers that emerge before the leaves, and birds love the berries