Creamy white flowers in flat topped clusters in late spring; pale to porcelain blue fruit, often blotched with white, for a short time in summer (eaten quickly by birds); autumn color is a mild purplish red.
Full sun to partial shade; prefers a moist, well-drained soil, but tolerates wet and dry sites; tolerates alkaline soil.
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Potential for borers and scale insects, but these problems do not occur with regularity. Potential for leaf spot, twig blight, and canker, but these problems do not occur with regularity. This shrub has potential to form thickets and pruning may be needed to keep a desirable shape.
Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide The Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide (C1391) provides is written for homeowners and other residents and provides nonchemical and current chemical recommendations for controlling pests associated with trees, shrubs, turf, flowers, groundcovers, vegetables, fruit, and houses. In addition, you'll find detailed information about integrated pest management, pesticide safety, and pesticide application and calibration techniques. This publication may be purchased at your local University of Illinois Extension Unit office, or by calling 800-345-6087, or by placing an order online (search for "C1391"). Visit site >>
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook The Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook (ICLT) is written for professional applicators and provides nonchemical and current chemical recommendations as well as application timing information for all major pests of turf, woody ornamentals and herbaceous ornamentals. This publication may be purchased at your local University of Illinois Extension Unit office, or by calling 800-345-6087, or by placing an order online (search for "ICLT"). Visit site >>
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging A free plant, weed, insect and disease identification service available through your local University of Illinois Extension office. Center Educators or State Specialists review & respond to information and digital images submitted by local Extension office personnel. Some samples may require further examination or culture work (nominal fee involved) at the U of IL Plant Clinic. Visit site >>
U of IL - Plant Clinic Services include plant and insect identification, diagnosis of disease, insect, weed and chemical injury (chemical injury on field crops only), nematode assays, and help with nutrient related problems, as well as recommendations involving these diagnoses. Microscopic examinations, laboratory culturing, virus assays, and nematode assays are some of the techniques used in the clinic. Visit site >>