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Litsea aestivalis

Pond Spice

Pond Spice is rare in the wild and in cultivation.  It is a deciduous shrub or small tree native to widely scattered localities in the coastal plain of the southeastern U.S.   It is related to Lindera, the Spicebush.  It's natural wetland habitat is in upland natural depressions that are seasonally flooded.  It will grow in garden conditions with good soil, adequate water, and full sun to partial shade.  It has quite small oval leaves, small yellow flowers in spring, and female plants can produce red berries.  It has a generally airy graceful growth habit. 

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10-15 Feet


6-8 Feet


USDA Hardiness Zone 7-10