This vigorous, prostrate shrub is often top grafted to produce a small, weeping, semi-evergreen tree with large elliptic leaves and branches arching gracefully to the ground. Clusters of small white flowers appear in early summer, followed by a profusion of bright red berries. Apart from the removal of dead or damaged stems, pruning is not usually required.

Soil: Grows well in most well drained soils.

Aspect: Full sun.

Suitable Locations: Exposed or sheltered. Dry conditions, banks and slopes. Cottage/informal gardens, wildlife gardens.