|This is a vase-shaped shrub most often used for shrub borders and hedging. Leaves are golden yellow, lance shaped, to 2 1/2 inches long. Needs full sun or the leaves will turn sickly green. The white flowers are held in panicles to 2 inches long, followed by round blue-black fruit. Clip hedges twice in summer. This is not a winter hardy shrub and can grow 10 feet in height.