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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 for mass plantings, in borders, and naturalized areas, and in rain gardens. Useful for bank stabilization and erosion control.
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 food source for songbirds. Tolerates infertile soil and flooding. Fruits are very tart when eaten raw, but can be used to make tasty jams and jellies.
1 gallon pot, 18-24 inches tall