A small tree growing to about 30′, rounded and dense crown.
Leaves: alternate, simple, somewhat evergreen, leathery, rough, toothed from the middle of the leaf to the tip, oval – oblong and 2-4″ long.
Flowers: fragrant, small white clusters in March and April.
Fruit: clusters of reddish – yellow edible berries about 1/2″ in diameter in June and July.
Twigs: slender brown to gray with out terminal buds.
Bark: Grayish to reddish brown and becoming somewhat corky with age.
Comments: Good tree for wildlife (food and nesting). Berries and leaves were used for some medicinal purposes in the 1800’s.