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Feverbush

Lindera spp.

Also known as

Spice bush

Lindera benzoin - Spicebush by Fritzflohrreynolds (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Feverbush Overview

A genus of 53 accepted species of deciduous or evergreen shrubs or trees in the Lauraceae (laurel) family originating from Eastern Asia and North America. They have aromatic leaves and sprays or umbels of tiny greeny-yellow star-shaped dioecious flowers that, on female plants, are followed by shiny berries. Some deciduous species are cultivated for their striking Autumn foliage and they do best in a sheltered woodland habitat.

How to propagate Feverbush

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer.

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Feverbush

Grown for its foliage, which is often aromatic, and also its autumn colour.