Plant Description - Early spring flowers, followed by autumn, red berries. They grow in wet to moist soil and full to part sun. Grow up to 6'-8'. This plant has many edible parts, and has medicinal qualities. Attracts butterflies, beneficial insects,birds. It is the host plant for the Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio troilus). It is a dioecious shrub, which means male and female flowers are on separate plants, and only the female plants will bear fruit. Tolerates juglone.