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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 10 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2008 Great Plant Picks Award Winner
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Native PNW plant

Honey Bees in the Garden:  MarchHoney Bees in the Garden: March
By Mindy03 on March 3, 2011

March is here with its abundance of sprouting bulbs, swelling buds, and early blossoms. The temperatures are warmer and gardeners are busy getting early crops and flowers planted. Honey bees are zipping to and fro from the hives, searching out the earliest blossoms for the collection of nectar and pollen.

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on May 29, 2013 9:08 AM

Native in the Pacific Northwest west of the Cascade Range from British Columbia to California. Found in dry open woods, rocky slopes, and disturbed sites. Erect unarmed shrub with reddish-brown bark, gorgeous clusters of reddish-pink flowers in early spring. Small blue-black berries are edible but insipid - leave them for the birds. Can propagate from cuttings. Provides nesting sites for birds and small mammals.

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