- Height: 6-15'
- Light: Sun or shade
- Soil: Well-drained, medium
- Bloom: white, spring
- Berries: blue, summer (two or more for fruit)
- Leaf: good fall
- Landscape: Garden, Hedge, Privacy Screen
- Tolerates: clay, deer, black walnut
- Native Americans reportedly used the stems to make arrow shafts
More information and native range here
Pollinator value: Very High. Larval host for the Baltimore Checkerspot and other butterfly species, and the Green Marvel, Pink Prominent and dozens of other moth species. Attracts robins and other birds; special value to native bees.
Large bunches of creamy white spring blooms; summer blue berries; fall yellow to red. Rounded, multi-stemmed shrub, hardy and reliable. Good for garden backdrop.