TN native. The native range covered most of the eastern U.S. in the original forest. It never formed pure stands and was never a major component in any forest type. It is a good tree that has wonderful tasting berries that are arranged around a central stem about an inch or so long. Many wildlife creatures love them too. The leaves are large and roughly heart shaped with a dull/rough upper surface. The fruit is great but the falling fruit can cause staining and a mess on cars or whatever surface it hits.