Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 3-10 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: June
Suggested Uses: This shrub is fast growing and is resistant to disease and insect damage. It makes a great hedge. It grows in clay and loam soil in a variety of moisture conditions and sun exposures. Versatile! It turns beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red in the fall and has distinctive bright red fruits.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S., including the eastern half of Minnesota.
Pollinators/Habitat: Bees, butterflies and beetles. Also attractive to birds.
Flowers: White clusters
Leaves: Deciduous, the leaves are alternate, simple and ovate to round.
Name: Named for its bark which falls off in strips, revealing new bark beneath. It has “nine lives”
More information: USDA plant profile