A fast growing, suckering, hardy but deciduous shrub reaching up to 2 meters in height from eastern USA up to Canada. It is festooned with white flowers in the spring followed by red edible berries in the autumn. The berries taste best once they have seen the first frost of the autumn and is traditionally used in Pemmican, a native American survival food made from fat, meat and berries, a bit like a sweet and savoury cake.
The mid green foliage takes on fantastic red and dark orange hues in the autumn providing an excellent end of season display. Bees and hoverflies love the nectar rich flowers which makes it a good plant for the wildlife garden and tolerates most, if not all soil conditions. It is relatively drought resistant once established but thrives in moist to wet boggy soils even tolerating short spells of waterlogging. Full sun if soil is constantly moist but part shade, out of strong winds will be better when grown in dryer soils.
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot. May be cut back for shipping and will be sent as dormant plants in winter.