Spicebush (Lindera benzoin )
This lovely deciduous shrub is an excellent addition to your landscaping or butterfly garden. It can become pretty large, up to 10 feet, but it can be maintained smaller if pruned. The leaves are light green. When planted in full sun, the leaves will turn a beautiful yellow in the fall.
The magnificent Spicebush Swallowtail is attracted to this plant because of the tasty foliage for its caterpillars. This is a great addition to your butterfly gardening dreams. See how we found butterfly eggs on this plant.