Genus: Lindera


These trees and shrubs in 80 or so species hail from the woods and riverbanks of North America and, mostly, E. Asia. Some are evergreen, and all are dioecious. They are grown for their aromatic foliage, which often has good fall color, for their starry yellow flowers in spring, and for their brightly colored berries that attract wildlife.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Fragrant foliage; showy fruit. Deciduous species have nice autumn color.
Care:  Provide partial shade and fertile, moist but well-drained, acidic soil.

Take cuttings in summer or sow fresh seed.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Lindera

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Lindera benzoin

Generally trouble-free, but watch for anthracnose, dieback, and rust.