Habit: Broadly upright shrub, 2-3 m tall and wide; densely bushy and impenetrable, twigs thorny; medium to strong-growing.
Fruits: Brown-black prickly berries, tasteless.
Leaves: Three to five-lobed, early shoots in April; pale green, hardly with autumn colours, foliage persistent into November.
Demands: Sun to semi-shade, tolerates heat, frost hardy; not demanding, robust; good for urban areas; wind resistant.
Soil: On all not too poor substrates.
Hardiness: Zone 5a