Bushy plant with near heart-shaped leaves and tiny greenish-white summer flowers on panicles; flowers are followed by hanging clusters of showy fall fruits that ripen to purplish-black and are eaten by birds. Borne on soft stems, the leaves move in the breeze.
Header Photo: Mervin Wallace
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