- Deciduous shrub
- USDA hardiness zones:
- Full sun to part shade
Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Some tolerance for full shade, but foliage is probably brighter in sun. Tolerates drought and wide range of soils, but prefers moist, humusy soils. Best fruiting occurs when grown in groups as opposed to single specimens. This shrub is evergreen in warm winter climates, but typically loses its foliage (becomes deciduous) as soon as winter temperatures dip below 10F. In the St. Louis area, the stems frequently die to the ground in winter. Needs a protected site in USDA Zone 5 and 6.
Size and growth:
- 3.0 to 4.0 feet
- 1.0 to 3.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- May - June
Good in the fall, Colored leaves, Showy flowers, Showy bark, Showy fruit, and White
Group or mass for best effect. Borders or open woodland gardens. Good in informal settings. Can be used as an informal hedge in warm winter climates where it remains evergreen and does not die to the ground.
No serious insect or disease problems.