Spicebush is a deciduous shrub that may grow to 8 to 15 feet. It can be found in rich forests, dry forests on slopes, and swamps. In early spring, small, yellow flowers mature in axillary clusters. The shrub produces a bright red drupe with a peppery taste and scent.
Also known as
Common spicebush, Northern spicebush, Wild allspice and Benjamin bush
How to care for Spicebush
Spicebush needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Spicebush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Spicebush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Spicebush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.