Flowers/fruit - Inconspicuous spring flowers, male and female on separate twigs. Brown, ball-like bristly seed clusters hang singly or in strings of 2 (rarely 3) on pendent stalks throughout the winter. This differentiates them from the seed clusters of P. racemosa, which may hang in chains of as many as 5. Another difference, if seed balls are not present is the absence of conspicuous sheathing stipules which persist after defoliation with P. racemosa.
Cultivars - 'Bloodgood' has some resistance to anthracnose. 'Yarwood' is somewhat resistant to powdery mildew.
pest problems are anthracnose, powdery mildew, and spider mites.
- Suitable for 7' minimum parkways, medians or cutouts.