I’m thinking I may clip a few boughs of this for decking the halls this Christmas season. These nice looking berries are an important food source for some types of birds in the winter. The leaves have a lot of caffeine  and Native Americans used the leaves and stems to brew a tea, commonly thought to be called asi or black drink for male-only purification and unity rituals (the ceremony included vomiting). I probably won’t be brewing any tea from it, but it is pleasant to look at through the winter months.

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