Deciduous shrub with leaves that are pale-green and broadly lance-shaped; they smell like cucumber when crushed. The flowers are greenish-white in a somewhat bell-shape that hang in 2-4″ clusters from the stem. Indian plum, also known as osoberry, has white flowers that yield small unpalatable purple fruits. Blooms early in the spring (February/March).
|Habitat Notes||Bottomland Forest; Riparian Forest; Oak woodland; Upland Prairie and Oak Savanna|
|Years Planted at Arboretums||2011, 2010|
|Soil Tolerance||Dry to moist soils|
|Special Uses||Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds; Attracts hummingbirds; Ornamental.|