Shrub for hedges. Used for grafting fruit species. Environmental plantings. Hedges. Erosion. The berries are food for the fauna, in particular birds of the surrounding woods. Good honeybee plant. Leaves and berries make a herbal tea for heart and circulatory problems.
Deciduous shrub to small stree growing up to 4m to 10m high. Dense crown. Dark green leaves and white or pinky very scented flowers together with reddish berries containing one seed.
In autumn with freshly collected seed it is possible to proceed to a direct sowing for germination in spring. Depending on the geographical areas and altitude sowing can take place from February to April. To obtain a more regular and faster germination stratify in cold the seeds for 5 months before the sowing. It is possible to use a sowing substrate for potting or soil from the garden together with a sowing substrate if the sowing is made directly into the garden. The substrate must be wet but not soggy until the germination is completed.