A rounded, deciduous shrub with upright-arching branches. The best ornamental feature of this shrub is its showy fall display of purple berry clusters. Small, pink to white flowers bloom in June and are not particularly showy, but are followed by large clusters of bright, glossy, violet-purple fruit that ripens in late summer and persist through October. Fruit is attractive to birds.
NATIVE TO THE SOUTHEASTERN U.S. FROM KANSAS TO TEXAS AND EAST TO THE ATLANTIC.