Type: Deciduous shrub
Spread: 9-15 feet
Native Range: Northeastern US and Southern Canada, statewide in Missouri
Ideal Site Requirements:
Soil: average, well drained
Water: dry to medium
Sunlight needs: full sun to part shade
Tolerates: drought, erosion, dry soil, shallow-rocky soil
Landscape use: best when massed for stabilizing embankments or areas with poor soils, too weedy and aggressive for shrub borders
Brief Description: Common shrub with large, open, irregular habit. Spreads via root suckers to form thickets and large colonies.
Wildlife Benefits: Attracts bird and butterflies
Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to leaf spot, rust, scale, aphids and mites. Tends to spread aggressively.
Stand out Features: Nice ferny foliage, nice fall color, aggressively thicket forming. Berries can be steeped in water to make a tart drink or dried and ground to make a spice.
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