Botanical Name:Rhodotypos scandens
Common Name:black jetbead
Family Name:Rosaceae – rose family
General Description:Rhodotypos scandens is a tough, adaptable flowering shrub. It has white flowers in late spring, handsome leaves during the summer and fall, and interesting small black fruits that hold on during the winter. It does well in sun or dense shade and is tolerant of a wide variety of landscape conditions. Rhodotypos scandens was introduced from Asia for use as an ornamental plant but has become an invasive species in eastern United States. Though not a widespread problem in this area, it has been documented in natural areas in DuPage, Cook and a few other areas on the Chicago area.
Resources Consulted:Dirr, Michael A. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses. Champaign: Stipes, 2009. Print.
"The PLANTS Database." USDA, NRCS. National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA, 2014. Web. 23 Mar. 2014.
Swink, Floyd, and Gerould Wilhelm. Plants of the Chicago Region. Indianapolis: Indiana Academy of Science, 1994. Print.
Creator:Julia Fitzpatrick-Cooper, Professor, College of DuPage
Keywords/Tags:Rhodotypos scandens, deciduous, flowering shrub, shrub