A evergreen under shrub growing 1 to 3 feet tall. Leaves are dull green with spin edges turning deep red in the fall. The bright yellow flowers bloom in April and May. Bluish berries are similar to other fleshy varieties of grapes. Grows in all types of soil and pH balance and prefers sun or shade with moist or dry soil. It has poor palatability for livestock but good for wildlife. Commonly used by landscapers. Found east of the Rocky Mountains thru the Cascade Mountains and as far south as New Mexico.