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Labrador Tea vs Spicebush

Rhododendron groenlandicum (Ledum groenlandicum)

Lindera benzoin

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Labrador Tea
Spicebush

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

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.

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

SPICEBUSH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: any
Fall colour: rust orange
Berries: red
Flowers: white, fragrant
Flowers: greenish yellow
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: slow
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested


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