Native Region: Alaska to California, west of the Cascades, occasionally beyond
Zone Range: 05-08
Preferred Climate: temperate woodland often by cedar stumps or logs
Harvest Date: Sunday 22 July, 2012
Seed count: 60-75
Lacy upright deciduous shrub to 4m tall (usually shorter) with blue-green oval leaves up to 2.5cm long that turn bright red in autumn. Bears many small single white urn-shaped flowers 1cm wide in midspring to early summer followed by spherical red edible berries that are popular with birds, wildlife, and people.
Provides food and shelter for birds and butterflies. May be leggy in deep shade.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn. Grow in acidic, peaty moist but well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.