Estimated Height at Pickup: 2-3’, 3 gal

A large, hardy, multi-stemmed shrub that can be trained into a tree with a single trunk. Prefers part shade and moist soil but is generally adaptable, with edible berries and bunches of small, white spring flowers! Plants in full sun require more water.

Pollination: 2+ individuals needed.

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic

Soil Type: Adaptable 

Height: 14’-25’

Width: 6’-12’ 

Bloom Color: White

Bloom Time: May

Fruit: Edible blue/black drupes (berries) mature in fall.

Fall Color: Orange, Red

Root Type: Branching

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees and flies. Hosts some moths including the dramatically named unsated sallow and horrid zale, leafhoppers, beetles, and some smaller insects. Berries are eaten by a wide variety of birds, including thrushes, bobwhite, cedar waxwings, and eastern bluebirds. Squirrels and foxes may also feed on berries. Commonly browsed by rabbits and deer.

Notes: Mildly deer resistant. Shallow root system that tends to sucker if allowed. Tree forms tend to grow taller than shrub forms. Prune immediately after flowering as the next years flower buds form early. Name supposedly due to female goats being more fond of the berries than male goats. Berries are reportedly sweet and can be made into jam.

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