Trees are dioecious or either male or female. Attractive greenish-yellow flowers appear in clusters at branch ends in spring. If pollinated, ripen into bluish-black drupes which mature in September. Attracts bees and butterflies.
|Habitat||An ornamental small to medium sized tree which grows on forest edges or in fields. Shrubby when young, matures to a dense pyramidal tree. Will colonize if given space and can be grown as lawn specimens. An attractive tree, the blooms are ornamental and fall color is remarkable. Birds eat the fruit. Larval host for the Spicebush butterfly, Tiger swallowtail, Palamedes butterflies and the Pale swallowtail.|
|Leaf Description||Leaves are 4-7 inches long and can appear as ovate, mitten-shaped, or three lobed and are green above and white below. Beautiful yellow/purple/red fall color.|
|Soil Type||All Types|
|Light Source||Partial Shade, Sun|