• Plant Type: Shrub
• Sunlight: Sun to shade
• Soils: Wet, average
• Bloom Time: Yellow flowers in April, May
• Size: 6-12 feet in height; 6-12 foot spread
Plant in naturalized woodland gardens with both male and female plants for showy red berry production. Fast-growing shrub in moist, shady areas. Some sun yields better form and berries. Dazzling yellow foliage in fall.
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)
• Host plant for Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly, Promethea silkmoth
• High wildlife value for songbirds, butterflies, and small mammals.
Occurs in low deciduous woods, stream banks, swamps.