BARK: Stems yellow brown in color with bright yellow inner bark. Stems armed with 1/2 - 1 1/4" long, three parted spines.
FLOWERS: Borne in the axils of the leaves in groups of 8 - 15, about 1/4" each. The clear yellow flowers have a mild fragrance that is desirable but the evergreen foliage hides much of the floral display in March - April.
FRUIT: Black but covered with a glacous bloom. Oval and 1/4" long.
PROPAGATION: Seed, cutting.
PESTS: None serious.
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