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An understory shrub in moist to wet areas.
MA to FL and LA.
Small, suckering shrub, to about 8' high and wide. Leaves bright green, elliptical, shallow-toothed, to 2.5" long and 1.25" wide. Flowers white to pink, 1/3" long, bell-shaped, in 1-4" long racemes..
Flowers mid April to June.
Wetland indicator: Facultative wetland
Can develop red fall color. Hardy to zone 5. Could be useful as an ornamental.
Dirr, Michael A. 1998. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants:
Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses.
5th ed. Champaign, Illinois: Stipes Publishing L.L.C.
Michael Hough © 2005