Shiny green holly-like leaves that can turn reddish to purple in winter. Bright yellow flowers April-June, followed by clusters of waxy, blue berries.
|Habitats||Riparian Forests, Bottomland Forests, Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland|
|Habitat Notes||Open to closed forest.|
|Soil Tolerance||Dry to fairly moist.|
|Special Uses||Attracts insects, bees and butterfliews; wildlife forage, cover and food; ornamental.|