Flower: Dioecious, dull green-white, male flowers on 3 to 7 flowered cymes, female flowers are solitary with a pleasant odor. Flowers apparent April to June.
Fruit: A berrylike drupe, red, rarely yellow when ripe, 1/4 inch in diameter, containing ribbed nutlets. Maturing September to October, persisting on tree into winter.
Twig: Slender with rust-colored pubescence.
Bark: Light gray, with prominent warts.
Form: A small tree, with a thick crown and pyramidal form, usually with branches to the ground.
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