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Rhodotypos scandens /Black Jetbead

Rhodotypos scandens   / Rhodotypos scandens
Arrow-shaped leaves and a few black berries on late summer growth
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Arrow-shaped leaves and a few black berries on late summer growth

Black berries and foliage

Foliage and berries

Overall form of this spreading shrub in a naturalistic setting

Late summer growth

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Scientific Name: Rhodotypos scandens
Common Name: Black Jetbead
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Single, two inch, white flowers with four petals occur in spring. Glossy, jet-black berries in groups of two to four are present in fall through winter. Plants appear to be similar to several of the deciduous viburnums.