Clusters of bright yellow (slightly fragrant) flowers in mid spring; leathery, evergreen leaves; blue-black, non-edible fruits with a waxy coating (which makes them resemble small grapes), in summer; leaves turn purplish in winter.
Partial to full shade best, but will tolerate full sun; moist, well drained soil is best; prefers slightly acid soil, but will tolerate alkaline soils.
5 - 8
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Leaf spots, aphids, scale. These problems seldom become serious.
The evergreen leaves may scorch in dry, windy sites or during dry winters.