General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 8 feet to 10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: 1 inch diameter, orange pumpkin shaped fruit.
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Purple
White
Other: Green, Purple or White with pale purple interior.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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