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Northern Spice Bush is a deciduous, medium-sized shrub that will perform well in the warmer USDA plant hardiness zones. This bush gets its common name from the leaves and berries, which emit a mildly spicy aroma when bruised or crushed.
The species is a native of the eastern United States, mainly in the southeastern region, the lower midwest, and west as far as Texas and Oklahoma.
Some gardeners might shorten the common name northern spicebush to just spice bush.
In nature, the shrub grows in full-sun or partial sunshine clearings, meadows, and slopes. It requires about an inch of water per week but does not like to stay continuously wet, so quick-draining soil is a must.
However, once you meet the light and drainage requirements, the northern spice bush will become very independent; it needs nothing more from you except water during a dry week.
TN Nursery customers often order northern spice bush to use in these locations:
The northern spice bush is a nicely sized species that can reach about fifteen feet high but is also tolerant of pruning. The leaves are medium- to dark green, oval, and about five inches long. They turn gold in the autumn.
The bark is grayish-brown and has light speckling. Tiny medium-yellow to dark gold flowers appear in small but attractive clusters in the early weeks of spring. These flowers later produce clusters of fruits--red berries that ripen in the late summer through early fall.
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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
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