|'Mariesii' is the best fruiting form and also that fruit is sparsely set. This cultivar is available in commerce, introduces in the late 1870's. The leaves may turn reddish purple in fall, perhaps lighter green in summer.
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.