is generally described as
a perennial tree or shrub.
not native to the U.S. (United States)
and has its most active growth period in the
spring and summer .
green foliage and
white flowers, with
an abuncance of
conspicuous red fruits or seeds.
The greatest bloom is usually observed in the
with fruit and seed production starting in the
summer and continuing until
not retained year to year.
moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a
slow growth rate.
At maturity, the typical
will reach up to
12 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of
is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by
bare root, container, seed.
It has a
slow ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have
Note that cold stratification is
not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below
medium tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.
Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA