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Light: Full to Part Sun
Moisture: Average to Moist
Plant Height: 3 to 6 feet
Plant Width: 3 to 5 feet
Landscape Value: Great as a specimen plant, for mass plantings, in borders, in naturalized areas, and in rain gardens. Useful for bank stabilization and erosion control. Good choice for a wildlife border.
Small, mounded shrub with slender, multiple stems and reddish-brown bark. Glossy, dark green foliage turns crimson red in the fall. Showy clusters of fragrant white flowers bloom in May, followed by black-purple berries that persist into winter, providing a late food source for songbirds. Attracts bees and other pollinators, and songbirds (food and shelter). Tolerates infertile soil, flooding and salt spray. Fruits are very tart when eaten raw, but can be used to make tasty jams and jellies.
1 gallon pot, 18-24 inches tall
Missouri Botanical Garden