Lindera benzoin 'Scarlet Lady' - Scarlet Lady Spicebush
Scarlet Lady Spicebush
Lindera benzoin 'Scarlet Lady'
This specifically selected female selection features fragrant, tiny yellow flowers in the early spring that support an array of early spring pollinators. Brilliant red fruit develops in late summer and is a favorite food of native songbirds. Colorful yellow fall foliage.
- Deer resistant
- Fragrant flowers and foliage
- Great early nectar source for native pollinators
- Host plant for Spicebush and Tiger Swallowtails
- Great cover, food, and nesting for native songbirds
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
It is a shrub that thrives in the understory of our moist eastern woodlands. More importantly, it is the larval food source for the Spicebush Swallowtail, (Papilio troilus Linnaeus).
Grows well in average to moist soils. A great option for the shaded landscape. Although it will bloom in a shaded landscape, a bit of sun will produce a nicer form and more fruits.