Type: Deciduous shrub
Height: 4-12 feet
Spread: 6-15 feet
Native Range: Southern US, considered invasive in parts of the North
Soil: adaptable to many soil types
Water: medium to wet
Sunlight needs: Full sun
Tolerates: Wet soil
Landscape use: often used for erosion control, windbreaks and screens
Brief Description: Easily grown shrub only appropriate for naturalized sites, but grows in a variety of conditions. Spreads aggressively.
Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to leaf spot, powdery mildew, twig canker and rust.
Stand out Features: Thicket forming via self-seeding and suckers.
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