These Japanese and North American species make beautiful specimen groupings in the woodland garden. Their large umbrella-like leaves form a backdrop to the attractive blue berries that some species produce.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsBears large, distinct, shield-shaped foliage and colorful fruit.
CareGrow in moist, humus-rich soil in full or partial shade. Shelter from strong winds.
PropagationSow seed in cold frame when fresh; divide plants in spring.
ProblemsSlugs and snails.