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Type: Deciduous shrub or small tree
Spread: 15-25 feet
Native Range: Eastern North America, statewide in Missouri
Soil: somewhat tolerant to a wide range of soils.
Sunlight needs: full sun to part shade
Tolerates: clay soil, air pollution
Landscape use: Shrub border, naturalized areas
Brief Description: Easily grown, early flowering shrub or small tree, berries are edible and similar in taste and appearance to blueberries. One of Missouri’s tastiest native edibles.
Wildlife Benefits: Birds are attracted to fruits
Possible Problems: No serious problems. Rust, leaf spot, fire blight and powdery mildew are occasional disease problems, and sawfly, leaf miner, borers, and scale are occasional insect pests.
Stand out Features: Showy, fragrant and early flowers, edible berries, good fall color
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