This improved selection of Arrowwood will knock your socks off along with lending a hand to a significant number of backyard critters! 'Blue Blaze' is a thick, dense selection that is more compact that the species and possesses much more attractive, incredibly dark green, lustrous foliage for sharp, season long beauty. Heads of creamy white flowers bloom in late May and early June providing an outstanding nectar source for native bees and butterflies. These flowers lead to heads of deep blue almost black berries that are a prime songbird food source. 'Blue Blaze' is an outstanding plant to use singly or in groups and tolerates moist even wet soils with ease while providing outstanding cover and nesting opportunities for birds and small mammals. Add all that to an incredible purplish-red fall foliage display and you have an essential American Beauties shrub.