- USDA Zone
- Full sun to partial shade
- Well-drained, medium wet or moist soil
The deciduous shrub has vine-like features allowing it to trail or climb for covering a trellis or fence. You can also grow it as thickets or a low hedge. The thorns on its woody stems are stout, short and slightly curved. The shiny, dark green compound leaves have 3-5 leaflets with long, pointed tips and finely serrated edges.
Needs to be deeply watered regularly, preferably in the early morning.
Prune it just a bit in late winter to early spring.
Mulch in summer to keep the roots cool and help the soil retain moisture. Can do without fertilizers.
Image Source: Prairiemoon.com, Climbers.lsa.umich.edu, I.pinimg.com, Live.staticflickr.com, Ohiomosslichen.org
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