Long-lived polycarpic perennial
Native to the Finger Lakes Region, MA to FL, West to MN, Oh, AR and TX
Source of plant
Princeton Nurseries, Bill Dilger, Cornell Botanic Gardens
Similar to A. arbutifolia except the leaves and stems are glabrous and the fruit is blackish-purple. Plantsreach 3' to 5' in height (to 10') and tends to sucker profusely thus forming large colonies. Fall color canbe a good wine-red, and the purplish-black, 1/3" to 1/2" diameter fruits are handsome.
USDA Hardiness Zone
fruiting characteristics, fall color