White flowers. Bright scarlet fruit grows in clusters and persists throughout winter. Only female produces fruit, and must have a male nearby for pollination.
|Season Bloom||April - July|
|Habitat||Grows in wet areas near swamps, ponds, or wet woods. Prefers rich, acidic soils. Hardy. Can tolerate partial shade, but will produce more fruit if planted in full sun. Wildlife uses as cover, nesting site, nectar-insects, fruit-birds. Larval Host to Henrys Elfin butterfly. Special value to Honey Bees.|
|Leaf Description||Long, oval, green leaves that turn brown to black in autumn.|
|Soil Type||All Types|
|Light Source||Shade, Partial Shade, Sun|
|Location||Shoreline, Rain Garden, Woodland|