“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Flat heads of white flowers in the spring. Birds eat the purple-black fruit in the fall. The edible fruit tastes like raisins. Grow as a small tree or multi-stemmed shrub. The leaves develop a beautiful red color in fall. Two plants are required for cross pollination and fruit set.
Adapts to many different soil types including dry sites. Two plants are required for cross pollination and fruit set. Prune immediately after flowering since flower buds form in summer for the following year. Requires pruning to attain tree form.
Small specimen tree or large specimen shrub. Use in groups in shrub border or as a tall hedge or screen. Background plant in borders and native gardens. Fruit attracts birds.
12 to 15 feet
8 to 12 feet
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Season of Interest
Late (July - frost)
Ornamental Fruits/Pods/Seed Heads