Dwarf, rounded shrub with new red foliage turning purple, then scarlet in fall. Spiny branches display small clusters of tiny yellow flowers in mid-spring and red ornamental fruit in fall. Tolerates dry conditions, but prefers moist, well-drained soil.
Plant in moist, well-drained soil. Water regularly as needed. Feed in early spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to the new growth. Prune in spring for more compact growth.