Northern spicebush is a single stem, deciduous shrub, 6-12 ft. tall, with glossy leaves and graceful, slender, light green branches. Leaves alternate on the branchlets, up to 6 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide, upper surface dark green, lower surface lighter in color, obovate, tapering more gradually to the base than to the tip, tip somewhat extended margins without teeth or lobes. Leaves turn a colorful golden-yellow in fall.
Height: 8 - 12'
Spread: 6 - 10'
Spacing: 8 - 12'
Exposure: Part Sun (4 - 6 Hours) or Full Sun (6+ Hours)