A spreading multi-stemmed shrub with 2 inch wide flat-topped clusters of creamy white flowers starting in May through June, produces persistent pale blue/white fruit (Bluebirds love them), broad leaves turn showy reddish-purple in fall, spreads by stolons to form colonies, conspicuous bright red/purple stems are outstanding in winter, attracts birds & butterflies, host plant for Spring Azure butterfly (Celastrina ladon), a great shrub for wet places, suitable for bonsai, great rain garden plant.
6-10 foot tall (6-10 foot wide)
Plant Hardiness Zones: 2b-8b
Native Range: Labrador west across the southern CN provinces to s. AK, south to NJ, KY, NM, AZ & s. CA
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