Introduced by the US National Arboretum in 1971. Selected for profusion, persistence, and fruit color. A full, compact, rounded shrub reaching 6' high and 8-10' wide in 14 years. Foliage is dark green, assuming a good yellow, orange, and red fall color. In May, Erie wears a blanket of creamy-white, 4-6" flat-topped cymes that nearly hide the leaves. Fruit in August is red on the top and orange beneath, but turns to a coral pink after the first frosts, and intensifies with further frosts. Fruit clusters remain effective well into winter long after the leaves have fallen.