A species in which the berries ripen later than the last, July and August. Leaves, elliptical or lance-shape, downy on both sides. Flowers, few, in clusters or racemes on the naked branches, small, on short pedicels. May and June.

Alow shrub, 6 to 20 inches high, found in moist woods or swamps or dry fields from New England southward along the mountains to Virginia.