Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Height & spread

3m x 5m

Wildlife benefit

Bird (berries and shelter) and bee plant

  • A dense, spiny-stemmed evergreen suited to any well-drained soil.
  • Deep yellow flowers are borne in abundance in late spring, followed by blue-black berries.
  • Forms a good spiky nest-site for Long-tailed Tit.
  • Winter Thrushes love berries.
  • Bee and bumblebee plant, especially for nectar.