Lindera benzoin (Spicebush) 20ft; large shrub; a must for the butterfly garden; larval food for the Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly. Leaves have a spicy aroma when crushed. Deciduous. Zones 5-9 Pesticide Free
Unsexed plants available
I recently ordered three Spicebushes (Lindera benzoin), and they came quickly, well-packaged, and healthy! I put them in the ground, and all three are growing like champs! Thanks, MON!
This was my first time ordering from Mail Order Natives. I was seriously skeptical, because I have had bad results buying plants online. What was always received was a bare root, dried out stick that would not grow. I decided to try MON because of the reviews, hoping they were real reviews! I have to say, I could not be more pleased with the plants I received. They were shipped fast and when I received the sealed, cardboard box, I thought there is no way there is going to be a live green plant in there. Well, believe it, there were live green plants carefully packaged, with dirt and good roots in tact. I wasn't able to plant them right away, but kept them in the plastic bags in the shaded and added a little water. I was able to plant them after a couple of days and they are doing great! I have not been able to find this plant anywhere else, only seed. I will definitely order again!
nice size w/ good root systems
I placed an order in June. All plants arrived big and healthy. Very impressed with size and quality. Will be ordering again in the fall. Thanks so much!
Arrived in good condition with leaves that have stayed for several weeks now. I mail ordered little shrubs from 7 businesses this year and this order was one of the top two for packing.
Arrived early in March. The plants appear to be in good condition. They were packed well with shredded paper instead of foam or plastic pads and tied with a plastic bag to hold the dirt. This method used little plastic, good to environment.
I ordered three Spicebush. The plants were good size, the roots looked well formed, and the packaging was careful and protected them well in shipping. Only drawback was the leaf quality was a little less than I expected; however, this time of year, what isn't a little worn and weary looking. It's not enough for me to down-grade the rating, particularly since there were bountiful leaves on each plant.
The leaves of the spicebush plant looked very unhealthy when the plant arrived. I sprayed it with a fungicide before planting it. It has only been in the ground for a week, so I don't know how it will do longterm.
The plant arrived in good condition, healthy looking, packaged well & easy to place in the ground. It's progressing & growing well. Very satisfied, hope it brings some spicebush butterflies to visit.
The shrub seemed healthy and viable. It is doing fine so far. This native shrub is hard to find, and I am looking forward to watching it grow.