Category: Shrub - Deciduous
Zones: 7 to 10
Size: To 8' tall and wide, maintainable in the 3 to 6' range
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Most recognizable for its bright purple fruit in late summer to autumn. Loose open form. Flowers and fruits on current season's growth. Flowers relatively insignificant, pink, in summer. Berries in clusters along the stems, bright purple.
Native from Florida to Maryland.
Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 111 in 1753.
Linnaeus cites Catesby's Natural History Volume II plate 47.