With its spreading habit it makes a versatile addition to slightly difficult locations such as banks and slopes providing all year round interest as well as Ground cover. It's evergreen leaves provide a backdrop for it's racemes of nodding pink and white bell flowers that develop into dark purple berries which are both aromatic.
Generally not harvested.
Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer.
America, North, America
Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Preferring neutral to acidic soil and shady locations this evergreen shrub is a useful plant for awkward banks, slopes and low maintenance gardens as well as in containers, gravel or rock gardens. It also lends itself to sub tropical plantings.
Generally pest and disease free.