18-24″ bare root seedlings, 1 year old (1-0)
This beautiful, low maintenance shrub provides gorgeous white flowers in the spring and beautiful fall color (orange, yellow, and red). It provides edible berries that resemble blueberries (red and turn blue when ripe). Mature fruit is ready for harvest 45-60 days after they bloom, ripen in late June or early July. An average of 4-6 pounds of berries each season are generated after only 3-5 years of planting. Wildlife (chipmunks, squirrels, beavers, bears, deer, moose, elk and a variety of birds (30+) love the fruit, and it is deer resistant. It’s a beautiful addition to your landscape. It works well along the edge of the woods or as a privacy screen/windbreak.
Growth: Moderate once established
Soils: Loamy or sandy