This shrub prefers moist, well drained soils but do will well in dryer conditions. Seems to prefer cooler environments.
Common in higher elevations along with red oaks, maples and other Appalachian species.
Beautiful in fruit. The red color is brilliant. A terrific addition to the garden and a food source for birds. Our bluebirds seem to relish the red fruits and we’ve seen as many as 10 adults and juveniles on the wires flying down and picking the seeds.