arboretum3

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Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
5 – 9
Height:
40 – 50
Spread:
18 – 40
Habit:
In youth: densely pyramidal with branches to the ground; At maturity: open, irregular and picturesque
Light:
Full sun or partial shade
Soil:
Moist, loose, acidic, well-drained soil preferable
Flowers:
Dull, white, 4-lobed, inconspicuous
Fruit:
berry-like, dull, red, rounded drupe maturing in October and persisting into the winter
Landscape use:
Specimen plant; groupings
History:
Native range is Massachusetts to Florida, west to Missouri and Texas; introduced in 1744

Pests\Problems:
Many; leaf miner and scale are particularly troublesome empty
Significant Features:
Provides good ornamental fruit production, on female trees only