A medium size shrub with bright yellow foliage through out the entire growing season.
yellow foliage is best produced in full sun, will lose some of the bright yellow color in shaded spots
Soil & Site
small 1/3" to 1/2" long and are bore underneath the foliage, yellow and appear in late April early May.
bright yellow throughout the entire growing season
single row of spines.
estimated 3-5' by 3-5 feet, probably bigger
A combination of the dense foliage and the spiny stems make this plant a real garbage collector. Grabbing onto any piece of paper that blows through the yard. To avoid lots of punctures and scrapes, a good pair of gloves and a long sleeve shirt are required when cleaning this plant in the spring. Some pruning may be needed to maintain shape. If you like the flowers pruned after the blooming period.
Any shrub with bright yellow foliage is best used as a specimen plant. To much yellow can become gaudy. I have seen this used in the shade of deciduous trees and the early spring color will provide a bright spot to this area. If you like contrasts add some red tulips to the base of this plant.