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Washington Hawthorn vs Spicebush

Crataegus phaenopyrum

Lindera benzoin

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Washington Hawthorn
Spicebush

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.

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.

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

SPICEBUSH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Berries: small, red
Berries: red
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Flowers: greenish yellow
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



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