Granite Gooseberry is a rare shrub found on rocky soils in widely scattered localities from Georgia to Texas. It is a deciduous shrub with arching branches which root where they contact the ground. It has rather small three lobed leaves. The purple stems bear small red spines. The hanging flowers appear in spring and are small but conpicuous with elongated white petals. It grows well in ordinary garden soil in semi-shade where it forms colonies. As with many other plants, Woodlanders may be the first nursery to offer this plant to the gardening public.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7-9