|Though less cold hardy than other varieties, 'Moyer's Red' has much to offer. Reaching six feet in height at maturity, 'Moyer's Red' bears fine, purple-red winter foliage, bright flowers and fruit, and berries reaching the apex of color earlier than other varieties. This is an upright shrub with evergreen leaves that are pinate to 3-pinate, with lance-shaped leaflets. Produces conical panicles to 16 inches long, of small star-shaped, white flowers with large, yellow anthers. The red berry-like clusters are persistant through winter, and can be used in arrangements or eaten by birds.
Found along the foundation of older homes, you may inherit a plant that needs some selective pruning. Do not whack the entire plant back so that all canes are the same height. Selectively prune, staggering the heights of each cane.