A slim-branched native shrub of upland forests. Clusters of white blooms yield blue-black fruits in fall. In autumn, the shrub’s maple-shaped foliage turns vibrant colors – yellow, deep reds, and dusky purples.
Pairs well with Witch Hazel.
Host plants for the Spring Azure butterfly and numerous moth larvae. Alternate host plant for Baltimore Checkerspot.
Height: 4′ – 8′ Blooms: May, June
Siting: Dry to moist/well-drained, part sun to shade
Deer Resistance: Low