Native, small, slow-growing, woody,deciduous shrub. Can grow 3 to 15 feet tall and just a wide. The common name refers to the plant’s red berries that mature in the fall, providing winter interest and food for birds and small mammals. Grows best in moist, acidic soil with good drainage. It tolerates heat, drought, and soil compaction. It is resistant to deer foraging, fire, and salt. Low maintenance.