Round flattened clusters of white fragrant flowers from May through June produce dark blue/black berries (drupes) on red stalks that mature in late summer, rounded alternate leaves, like all the Dogwoods - it has great fall color in shades of red and purple, distinctive tree shape with sets of branches parallel to ground and upturned branch tips, attracts butterflies and native bees, wildlife food (bluebirds, ruffed grouse, flickers, waxwings.), host to Spring Azure and Summer Azure Butterflies (Celastrina ladon and C. neglecta) as well as several moths including the Friendly Pobole Moth (Probole amicaria), suitable for bonsai.
10-25 foot tall (6-15 foot wide)
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-7b
Deer Resistant (once established)
Native Range: Labrador through s ON to MN, south to AL & the FL panhandle
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