Wonderful deciduous shrub with broad clusters (up to 5” across) of white flower in May, large oval leaves turn burgundy red in fall, persistent blue-black fruits eaten by wildlife (including songbirds) all winter, 2 recommended for best fruit set, good rain garden plant, mature plants display arching branches, attracts pollinators, butterfly host plant (Spring Azure [Celastrina ladon]), can be grown as a multi-stemmed shrub or a single trunk small tree.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 2a-8b
Woody Shrub or small Tree
Native Range: NB through s ON to e MT, south to WY and NC mountains
Germination - Moderately Difficult: Warm/Cold/Warm stratify (minimum 8 weeks each). May take 2 years
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