|Erect, spineless, deciduous shrub. Grows to 6 feet tall and wide. Young shoots are softly hairy. Bright green leaves are toothed, round to ovate, 3 to 5 lobed, to 3 inches in length, turning purplish-red in fall. Yellow, clove-scented, tubular flowers are held in pendent racemes, 2 inches in length. The fruit is large, black, sweet-tart, and can be used for jam or jelly. Not susceptible to white pine blister rust.