Fragrant white flower clusters up to 5” across from April to May are followed by blue/black persistent berries, deep green oblong 3” leaves turn a beautiful purple/red in fall, distinctive checkered bark, good nectar source (honeybees enjoy it!), good rain garden plant, salt tolerant.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-9b
Woody Shrub or small Tree
Native Range: upstate NY west to IA, south to GA & TX
Germination - Difficult: Light physical scarification, Soak, warm stratify 3 to 5 M, then cold stratify 3M. May take 2 years
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