Small, rounded, deciduous shrub which is grown mainly for its showy display of lilac-violet fruit. Long, arching, slender branches dip downward often to touch the ground. Clusters of small, pink to lavender flowers bloom in the leaf axils along the stems in summer. Flowers are followed by clusters of lilac-violet fruits which ripen in September and put on their best show through October.
Fruits persist beyond the point of leaf drop but not very far into winter. Elliptic to green leaves turn yellow in Autumn. One of the best ornamental fruiting shrubs.
Likes any moist but well drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
According to the books two or more should be grown for cross pollination….mine lives on its own in my garden and always puts on a good display without any pals.
May die back to the ground in severe winters, but will reshoot in spring.
Height 90-120cm x Width 120-160cm