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Bring Swallowtails to Your Yard
  • SKU: 86987
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This multi-season beauty is lovely to look at and produces a luscious spicy scent that attracts Swallowtail butterflies by the droves. Tiny yellow blooms nestle into light green foliage in the spring and summer. In fall the leaves turn bright yellow for another season of beauty. Great for naturalizing. Tolerates clay soils, droughts, dense shade and deer. Grows to 8-12 ft. tall with an equal spread. Zones 5-9. 12-18in
This plant attracts butterflies.
Product Details
  • FormPerennial, rounded shrub.
  • LightFull sun to partial shade.
  • Height8 - 12 feet.
  • Spread8 - 12 feet.
  • Spacing8 - 12 feet.
  • Zones5 - 9.
  • FoliageOvate, 3.5 - 5 inch long light green leaves in summer turn to a brilliant yellow in the fall and have a delicious spicy scent when crushed.
  • Flower FormTiny aromatic yellow blossoms in clusters.
  • ColorYellow flowers.
  • BloomsEarly spring.
  • FruitFemale shrubs produce small red drupes (berries) in the fall which are loved by birds. However, must have male plant present to produce fruit.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, moist soil.
  • Growth RateNaturalizing, fall interest, borders.
  • PruningRequires no extensive pruning, but a light annual trimming keeps the plants looking tidy. Eliminate dead and damaged growth as well as limbs that rub together after all the blooms have faded in the spring.
  • CommentsThis native perennial shrub is sure to add some beautiful fall color to your garden. Tolerates clay soils, drought, dense shade & deer.
  • Botanical NameLindera benzoin
  • DepthPlant so stain on the trunk is at the same level as previously planted.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 6/3/19

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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