|This is a prostrate, dwarf, deciduous shrub, to 3" tall and 12" wide. Leaves are rounded, shiny, deep green, prominently veined above, underside pubescent and white, to 1 1/2" long. Narrow, yellow catkins with pinkish ends, to 1" long, are borne in spring. Very suitable as a ground cover. Native to Northern Europe, Northern Asia, and North America.