|Upright, compact, multi-stemmed shrub or tree reaching up to 25 feet in height and about 15 feet in width. Ovate leaves are long and bronze, hairy underneath, turning green in late spring and red to orange in the fall. Pendant racemes of white flowers are borne from pinkish buds. Blooms in spring followed by very sweet, juicy, edible, blue-black fruit. Because roots are not aggressive and shade is not dense, this lovely plant is a superb choice for a perennial border or entryway. Flowers are best seen when plant is located in front of dark background such as an evergreen border or wall.