Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub, to about 10 ft (3 m) high, outspreading branches, pubescent at first. Leaves alternate, simple, ovate-elliptic to obovate-oblong, 3-7 cm long and about 3-4 cm wide, tip acute or acuminate, base broad wedge-shaped, margin finely serrate and rough to the touch, bright green above with impressed veins, slightly pubescent below; petiole to 1 cm. Flowers white, about 1 cm across, fragrant (scented like Hawthorns), in terminal 4-8 cm wide clusters (panicles) on short shoots, 5-petaled, numerous stamens. Fruit pea-sized, sapphire blue in large clusters.
- Sun, well-drained neutral or acidic soil
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Native to Himalaya, eastern Asia. Reportedly the cooked fruit is used in jams, jellies and sauce.
- paniculata: with flowers arranged in panicles
- Salem, Oregon: northwest area of Bush Prairie Park.
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