An attractive bushy shrub that grows 4-6′ tall in the valley but up to 15′ tall on the coast, with shiny evergreen leaves that are green with hints of red. It has pink bell-shaped flowers in clusters of 3-10 and has deep purple berries that are edible, but musky in taste.
- Riparian Forests
Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
- Mature Height:
- 4 to 6' in the Valley. Grows to 12' on the coast.
- Shade Preference:
- Soil Tolerance:
- Moist, well-drained acidic soils
- Special Uses:
- Attracts birds; Wildlife forage, cover and food; Ornamental; Deer resistant