Native Region: Midwest North America
Zone Range: 3-8
Preferred Climate: Full to semi sun; well draining average to loamy soil.
Harvest Date: Tuesday 11 September, 2007
Seed count: 40-50
In early spring, great clusters of clove scented golden flowers cover this native shrub much to the delight of nectar seekers. Red hued edible sweet berries follow. Natural rounded form, attractive rounded tri-lobed leaves, flowers, fruit, and low maintenance makes it an ideal specimen, landscaping, woodland or riparian plant. Full to semi shade, drought tolerant. Semi evergreen in winter. Fast grower to 1-2 meters in height with equal spread.
Not for overly wet soils. It will live, but will not thrive to its full potential. Best if planted on a slope here in the Pacific Northwest where gills are the thing to have in the winter/spring.
Soak seed 24 hours. Cold stratify 30 days at 4C. Sow 6 mm deep in sandy/peat sowing layer. Germinate at 18-20C. Should germinate in 30-45 days or sooner.