Category: Shrub - Deciduous
Zones: 4 to 8
Size: 3 to 5' tall and wide
Growth Rate: Moderate
Small yellow flowers at the tip of the new growth in summer. Spreads by suckers. Dark green leaves, opposite, lanceolate, serrated margins, glabrous. Red veins and stems. Prune in spring.
Published in Amer. J. Sci. Arts 45: 174 in 1843.
Native to the southeastern US from Georgia to Virginia and Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.