Soils: Moist to dry, well-drained sandy soils, with or without humus.
Nutritional Requirements: Low to moderate; it can grow in nutrient poor soils or soils with some organic content.
Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance: High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements: Full sun to light shade.
Flower Color: Creamy white.
Flower Characteristics: Semi-showy inflorescence.
Flowering Season: Spring-summer.
Fruit: Globose bluish-black berry.
Wildlife and Ecology: Provides significant food and cover for wildlife. Larval host for monk skiller (Asbolis capucinus) butterflies. Nectar plant for butterflies and other pollinators. Birds and other animals eat the fruits.