Height: 30' to 50' high; 30'-40' spread
Light: Best in full sun
Soil: Moist, well drained
Bloom: Spring, pale green
Fruit: Late summer clusters, resemble blackberries; two best for fruit.
Landscape: Yard tree or native garden, butterfly garden, food forest.
More information and native range here
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Birds, especially the Northern Mockingbirds, love the fruit, as do small mammals.
Burgundy/black fruits appear in May and June and, once ripened in late summer, can be eaten raw and made into pies, jams and cakes. Fruit is not sold commercially because of issues with shelf life. Unripe fruits can be toxic.
Fruiting trees are not generally recommended near sidewalks because the fruits can be messy.