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Black jetbead

Whether planted in sun, or heavy shade, the black jetbead will prosper, making it a great shrub for shade sites, as a specimen or border plant. Showy white flowers, crisp green foliage, and black fruit clusters make this shrub distinct throughout the growing season.

Botanical name: 
Rhodotypos scandens
All Common Names: 
Black jetbead
Family (English): 
Rose
Family (Botanic): 
Rosaceae
Tree or Plant Type: 
  • Shrub
Foliage: 
  • Deciduous (foliage falls off)
Native Locale: 
  • Non-native
Hardiness Zones: 
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
Growth Rate: 
  • Fast
Light Exposure: 
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
  • Partial sun (4-6 hrs direct light daily)
  • Partial shade (4-6 hrs indirect light daily)
  • Full shade (4 hrs or less of light daily)
Tolerances: 
  • Alkaline soil
  • Clay soil
  • Road salt
Soil Preference: 
  • Moist, well-drained soil
Flower Color & Fragrance: 
  • White
Size Range: 
  • Medium shrub (5-8 feet)
  • Small shrub (3-5 feet)
Shape or Form: 
  • Arching
  • Mounded
Landscape Uses: 
  • Specimen
  • Massing
  • Mixed border
Time of Year: 
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
More Information: 

Tree & Plant Care

 

Disease, pests, and problems

 

Disease, pest, and problem resistance

 

Native geographic location and habitat

C-Value: 

 

Attracts birds, pollinators, or wildlife

 

Bark color and texture 

 

Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, and texture

Leaves

  • Texture: crisp
  • Color: green

Flower arrangement, shape, and size

 

Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions

 

Cultivars and their differences