Chartreuse flowers in June & July usher in showy horns of fuzzy deep red fruits that adorn the female plants into the winter months, young branches are densely hairy & do indeed resemble antlers ‘in velvet’, long (up to 2’!) compound leaves have as many as 31 leaflets & turn bright red in fall, fruit provides winter food for a variety of wildlife including songbirds & others (bluebirds, grouse, quail, etc.), salt & drought tolerant, nectar source for honeybees, forms colonies.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-8b
Native Range: s. QC & ON, south through MN & NE to AL & the GA mts)
Germination - Moderately Difficult: Physically scarify & soak overnight then Cold Stratify 10 weeks
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