|Horizontally branched shrub. The leaves are broadly ovate, toothed and dark green, with soft, hairy undersides. The most striking aspect of this shrub is it's double rows of lacey cymes. Cymes are made up of tiny fertile, central blooms, surrounded by large, sterile florets, both of which are white, from late spring to eary summer. Red fruit, which is not always showy, follows.
This plant is a good substitution for flowering dogwood. Popular cultivars include 'Cascade' a smaller grower; 'Mariesii' which has larger flowers; and 'Shasta' known for its pronouced horizontal habit.