A most desirable variety, the Blackfruit Dogwood is extremely rare and is native only to California and southern Oregon.
It is hardy from USDA zones 7-10 and thrives in shaded, moist, acidic locations as an understory plant or companion to larger, well-established trees or shrubs. It would be ideal with mature Rhododendrons.
This deciduous "woodlander" grows quickly to 15’ and attains widths of 3-9.’
It has lovely fall foliage and indiscreet butter-yellow to white flowers.
The fruit or berries change from white to orange to black as they age.
Photo below right by Julie Kierstead Nelson and the USDA Forest Service.