Smooth stems and grey bark. The leaves are oval shaped, mostly smooth but toothed at the end. The white flowers are large and showy and grow in clusters of 3-20. The berry-like pomes are dull red but become purple-black and are sweet and edible. This plant is an important wildlife species.
|Habitats||Riparian Forests, Bottomland Forests, Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland|
|Shade Preference||full sun, part shade|
|Soil Tolerance||Dry to moist soils|
|Special Uses||Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Ornamental.|