Native to the west, this shrub tolerates cold, heat, drought, poor soils and wind. It has insignificant flowers, that produce a red-orange berries in fall loved by birds, tart in flavor, but good in jam. Best suited to low water or native zones as its spiny branches are not friendly to garden around. Plant in full sun, well-drained soil and a watering zone that receives water once-a-week. This plant grows 6 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide. Not bothered by rabbits, squirrels nor deer.