Type: Deciduous shrub
Height: 14-16 feet
Spread: 6-12 feet
Native Range: Eastern North America, uncommon in Missouri and found natively only in Schuyler county
Ideal Site Requirements:
Soil: well drained
Sunlight needs: Full sun to part shade
Tolerates: Air pollution
Landscape use: Hedge, shrub borders
Brief Description: Large, upright, multi-stemmed, suckering shrub but may be pruned to tree like form.White flowers in spring give way to edible blue-black berry-like drupes. Variable fall color.
Wildlife Benefits: Bird habitat and fruits are source of food for wildlife
Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Mildew and leaf spot are occasional problems.
Stand out Features: Thicket forming, remove suckers or allow to naturalize.
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