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Soil: Acidic to Neutral, Well-drained
Light: Full to Part Sun
Moisture: Dry to Moist (preferred)
Plant Height: 6 to 20 feet
Plant Width: 6 to 8 feet
Pests: Possible leaf miners, sawflies, and borers.
Landscape Value: Great as a specimen planting, in rain gardens, or in woodland gardens and naturalized areas, especially with shaded backdrops which highlight the form, flowers, and fall color. Good for massing. Makes as effective screen.
Early-blooming, deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub that will light up the landscape in early spring. Delicately-scented white flowers bloom in late March, providing nectar for early bees and butterflies. Mid-summer fruits ripen to brilliant violet pink, and age to deep blue-purple when fully ripe. In fall, dark green foliage turns orange, gold, and rusty red, providing a brilliant colorful show. Even in winter it remains attractive with its smooth silver bark. Shrubs can be pruned to form small trees with exposed bark. Produces suckers and can spread to form thickets. Prefers moist soils. Susceptible to leaf spot, powdery mildew, and rust. Attracts songbirds, mammals, butterflies and native bees. Apple-like fruits are edible!
1 gallon pot