He notes that such shrubby growths as native gull-berry and spice bush
are proof that managed forests aren't monocultures.
I touch struck lucifers to spice bush
wands, and waft by, trailing threads of smoke, more Art Nouveau than Mucha's Bernhardt.
For butterflies, he suggests bee balm, black-eyed susan, turtle-head, blazing star, solidago golden rod, ironweed, joe pyeweed, spice bush
, rhododendron and sweet pepper bush.
The deciduous California spice bush
(Calycanthes occidentalis) has burgundy-red flowers and a scent that has been compared to old wine.
Where resistance to oak root fungus is needed, try bush anemone, Catalina cherry, or spice bush