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Ninebark vs Spicebush

Physocarpus opulifolius

Lindera benzoin

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Ninebark
Spicebush

Ninebark is a small, multi-stemmed shrub, that is used to add texture or colour to any yard.

It features flaky, cinnamon-brown bark, attractive white flowers, and long, maple-like leaves.

The Spicebush is an unique ornamental shrub that blooms with vibrant yellow flowers and bright green foliage. The foliage goes from green to yellow in the autumn, adding fall interest to your garden.The plant is dioecious, meaning that you will need male and female plants in order to harvest it’s red berries. Berries are only produced on female plants. The berries themselves aren’t that sweet, and are mostly enjoyed by birds and other wildlife.

The Spicebush, also commonly known as Common Spicebush, Northern Spicebush, Wild Allspice, and Benjamin Bush, is named after its distinctive spicy-sweet fragrance that comes from the flowers.

NINEBARK QUICK FACTS

SPICEBUSH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: any
Berries: small pink to purple berry like follicles
Berries: red
Flowers: small white clusters
Flowers: greenish yellow
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium





Other Names: benjamin bush, common spicebush, northern spicebush, wild allspice