An attractive bushy shrub that grows 4-6′ tall in the valley but up to 15′ tall on the coast, with shiny evergreen leaves that are green with hints of red. It has pink bell-shaped flowers in clusters of 3-10 and has deep purple berries that are edible, but musky in taste.
|Habitats||Riparian Forests, Bottomland Forests, Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland|
|Mature Height||4 to 6' in the Valley. Grows to 12' on the coast.|
|Shade Preference||shade, part sun|
|Soil Tolerance||Moist, well-drained acidic soils|
|Special Uses||Attracts birds; Wildlife forage, cover and food; Ornamental; Deer resistant|