Low maintenance native. Deeply serrated simple leaves are opposite on the stem. Clusters of non-showy flowers become clusters of blue berries. Popular with pollinators and birds. Slender stems thought to have been used by indigenous communities to make arrow shafts. Tolerant of all soil types, even able to withstand acidic and salty soils. Can grow in wet fields or forest situations, full sun or shade. Useful in difficult places and in native plant gardens.