Type: Deciduous shrub
Height: 6.00 to 10.00 feet
Spread: 6.00 to 10.00 feet
Native Range: Eastern North America including Missouri
Soil: All types
Sunlight needs: Full sun to part shade
Tolerates: Clay soil, Black walnut
Landscape use: Hedge, wildlife habitat. A large ornamental shrub for parks or large lawns. Good selection for growing in wet soils either in low spots or near water.
Brief Description: An upright, rounded, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub, non-fragrant white flowers in flat-topped clusters (to 4″ diameter) appear in late spring. Flowers give way to blue-black, berry-like drupes which are quite attractive to birds and wildlife. Variable fall color ranges from drab yellow to attractive shades of orange and red. Native Americans reportedly used the straight stems of this shrub for arrow shafts, hence the common name.
Wildlife Benefits: Attracts birds and butterflies
Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.
Stand out Features: Small showy white blooms
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