Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Height & spread

3m x 3m

Wildlife benefit

Bird (berries and shelter), bee, butterfly nectar, butterfly caterpillar and moth caterpillar plant

  • Vigorous, upright, spiny shrub.
  • Masses of deep orange flowers in mid- and late spring followed by blue-black berries. Occasionally it rewards with a second flowering in autumn.
  • Berries eaten by winter Thrushes. A good dense nesting site for many birds.
  • Bee and bumblebee plant.