Plant Care Spicebush

Spicebush

About Spicebush

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.

Taxonomy

Lindera benzoin
Lindera
Lauraceae
Laurales

Also known as

Common spicebush, Northern spicebush, Wild allspice and Benjamin bush

How to care for Spicebush

Water

How often to water your Spicebush

Water needs for Spicebush
0.5 cups
every 9

Spicebush needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Fort Worth, Texas.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Spicebush

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Spicebush in Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

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Finding light for Spicebush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Spicebush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Spicebush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Fort Worth, Texas ⛅.

Spicebush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Spicebush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Spicebush: repot after 2X growth

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Spicebush is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Spicebush

Spicebush

Spicebush


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Fort Worth, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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