“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
A thorny shrub with multiple trunks and arching branches. Clusters of drooping white flowers April-May. Edible, smooth, purple berries form June through September.
Grow in sun or part shade in well-drained soil.
The fruit can be harvested for pies and is also eaten by small mammals and birds. Plants provide good cover for wildlife. Plant in the vegetable garden, in bird gardens or along the edge of a woodland.
36 to inches
48 to 60 inches
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 6
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Season of Interest
Mid (May - June)