This evergreen shrub has glossy, dark green, spiny toothed leaves that become purplish in winter. It has bright yellow flowers in May, followed by blue black berries that attract birds in August-September. It matures to 4 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide. Grow in full sun to part shade, well-drained soil and water one to two times per week. This plant is not bothered by rabbits, squirrels nor deer.