|'Iroquois' resulted from a cross of two V.d. selections made in l953. This cultivar was selected for its large thick textured and dark green leaves; for the abundant inflorescences of creamy white flowers and for its large, dark scarlet fruits and dense round growth habit. This ornamental shrub is glossy green in the summer, orange-red to maroon in autumn and in mid-May the inflorescences transform the plant into a mound of creamy-white.
The fruit which ripens in late August contrasts well with the dark green leaves. The original specimen is 9 feet high and 12 1/2 feet wide and the fruit has been seen so heavy, it weighs the branches down.
Prefers moist, well drained, acid soil. Excellent all purpose shrub for the border, as a specimen, or for mass plantings. Not troubled by pests, native to Asia.