Southern arrowwood is a deciduous shrub with opposite, oval-shaped, toothed leaves that are 1.5 to 4 inches long. The flowers are white and grow in large clusters called umbels. They generally bloom from May to June. The fruits are clusters of small, blue berries called drupes. Fruiting generally occurs from August to November. Southern arrowwood is found throughout the Eastern US.
According to the USDA, Southern arrowwood is a popular landscape plant and many cultivars are available in nurseries. The fruits are often eaten by birds. In the wild, this shrub can be found growing a long streambanks, in open woods, and in coastal areas of New England.