Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 6-10 ft Width: 5-8 ft
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: black
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits
Recommended Uses: Interesting red stems. Makes a good specimen plant in an informal garden. Weedy in appearance if in large numbers.
Considerations: The roots and seeds are poisonous.
Propagation: Once you have one, others will follow from seed. It can also be transplanted from root stock.
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Attracts numerous pollinators to the garden. Birds eat the berries.
Native Habitats: Flatwoods
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: