Other Names: Snowberry, Ice Apple, Waxberry
Zone: 3 to 7
Growth Rate: Moderate-Fast
Plant Type: Medium size deciduous multi-stemmed shrub
Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Native Range: Nova Scotia and Alberta south to Minnesota and Virginia
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Spread: 3 to 6 feet
Shape: Moderately spreading shrub, rounded, bushy habit.
Bloom Time: June - July
Bloom Color: Pinkish white
Flower/Fruit: Pinkish, tubular blossoms .25 inches long, followed by showy clusters of small very ornamental brilliant white berries (not for human consumption).
Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
Fall Color: Green, Yellow, not showy
Drought Tolerance: Medium-High
Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Will grow anywhere and sometimes spreads rapidly. Tolerates any soil. Easy to transplant.
Culture: Prune before new growth. Remove root suckers and runners to control any unwanted spread of the plant. To keep it at a low height, cut it back to knee-high every 5 to 10 years. If it gets too leggy, it can be cut back to the ground and it will come back bushier and with more berries the next year.
Uses: Naturalize in open woodland areas where it can be allowed to spread. Erosion control on slopes. Native plant gardens, informal hedge, shrub border.