Native to Western North America, this prickly, suckering, evergreen shrub features upright stems 3-6’ tall and 5-6’ wide with spined glossy leave with new growth tinted red. Bright yellow flowers in spikes. Mildly fragrant, top the branches in April, much loved by hummers; thee are flowed by blue black fall berries (edible). Easy plant grows well in shade, drought tolerant, deer resistant, low maintenance. The State Flower of Oregon.