Huron has a compact rounded habit with deep green foliage. The white spring flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators. Unique white fruits on red stems are relished by birds. In autumn, the foliage takes on a burgundy red fall color extending the season of interest. This is an adaptable shrub that will grow in sun or shade and in a wide variety of soil types. Would make a wonderful foundation plant, a small hedge or planted en masse.
Fruit attracts birds like Cardinals, Woodpeckers and Bluebirds
Spring flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators
Host plant for the Spring Azure butterfly
Burgundy red fall color
Compact, rounded habit
Found in thickets, river bank woods, wet to dry, low, open areas.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Very easy to grow cultivar with a refined habit. Grows best in moist, well-drained soil but adapts to almost any soil condition. Tolerates city air pollution. Trim roots with a spade and promptly remove root suckers if you don't want plants to spread and form a thicket. Prune some of the oldest branches to the ground every year for more colorful new growth.