|This is a dwarf, dense, prostrate, deciduous shrub, to 1 1/2" tall and 24+" wide. Leaves are ovate, very shiny, light green, up to 1/2" long. Pinkish-brown catkins are either male, to 1/2" long, or female, to 1/4" long. Thrives in part shade, and fertile, moist soil. Native to the Himalayas.