Life Span: long-lived perennial
Noted for: Aroma, fragrance
Recommended Uses: If you have this plant in your landscape, retain it to supply larval food for the spicebush swallowtail and other butterflies.
Considerations: Do not move deadwood. It will spread the disease.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: acidic
Native Habitats: Shallow areas in swamps, hydric savannas, seep slopes including cutthroat seeps, wet flatwoods, sloughs.
Distribution and Planting Zones
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
This species and other members of the Lauraceae are being attacked by a serious, fatal disease. Do not plant this plant unless you are absolutely sure that it is not infected!