Deciduous shrub with white flowers, large soft leaves and red edible fruit.
Height: 0.5 – 3
Other Uses: Y
Soil: Moist, nutrient-rich soils with good drainage but tolerates a wide range of soil conditions.
Watering: Lots of water
Sun: Full sun preferred, tolerates shade
Usually found at: They can be found at lower elevations in moist areas at a forest’s edge and in forest clearings.
Pollinators & wildlife: Butterflies and bees
Ornamental: Beautiful shrub, with prominent white blossoms and wide, velvety leaves that form a dense cover. The vibrant scarlet berries compliment the green foliage.
Leaves: 3-7 lobed resembling a maple leaf shape with a green top and slightly white underneath. A soft fuzzy touch to each side. 10-20 cm across
Flowers: White, have five petals, are slightly crinkled with a flattened yellow centre where the fruit grows.
Berries: Smaller than a raspberry, red when ripe and are most often sweet depending on location and preference.
First Nations uses: Fruits eaten fresh by most groups or pressed and dried into cakes for later.