Floodplain colonizing shrub spread via rhizomes, often forming thickets. A common and important forage and nectar species for birds along riparian zones. Produces a pink flower that results in a red-orange berry that is okay to disagreeable in taste.
Mature Height: 6-10'
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part-sun
Soil Moisture: Moist to wet soils
Special Use Benefits:
- Attracts pollinators (insects, bees, or butterflies)
- Provides food or nesting for birds
- Provides for hummingbirds
- Provides cover, shelter, forage for wildlife (deer, squirrel, fish, etc.)
- Good for Erosion Control
- Coastal Shore
- Inland Forest