Why it's a standout: The fall color on this native is off the charts, and it also dons bunches of cream blossoms in spring. Female plants offer fuzzy red summer berries that birds devour. Most varieties grow 2 to 6 feet tall and will slowly colonize a 6-foot area.
What it needs: Full sun to partial shade; average to dry, well-drained soil
Zones: 3 to 9