The dainty white flowers of spring are soon followed by bumpy green
fruits that mature to pink and then nearly to red. Once fully mature the pods
split open to display the bright orange seeds inside giving it the name
of Hearts-A-Burstin'. The American Strawberry bush is typically a
deciduous to tardily deciduous large shrub (this selection seems to be
more consistently evergreen) with green stems and dark to medium green,
somewhat glossy foliage that is native to much of the eastern and
central US. Excellent fall color in oranges, reds, and yellows. Images of fruit courtesy of Susan Thomas Spell. Item# 10218.