Deciduous large shrub that grows up to 20′ tall with soft pithy twigs and dark blue-brown bark. Its leaves are large, divided into 5-7 leaflets that are sharply toothed. It has creamy white flowers that grow in dense rounded clusters. It produces bright blue berry-like drupes that are valuable to birds and wildlife. Fast growing handsome shrub. Berries are edible when ripe.
|Habitats||Upland Prairie and Savanna, Riparian Forests, Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland|
|Shade Preference||full sun, part shade, shade|
|Soil Tolerance||Well-drained soils|
|Special Uses||Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds; Attracts hummingbirds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Ornamental; Deer resistant|