A sub-shrub with a low growing habit, very rare in cultivation and native to central and southern China. Produces spikey, pinnate leaves, spikey stems and attractive white flowers in May to June, followed by edible, 1.5 cm, golden orange-yellow, raspberry-like tasting fruits in August. In China, the fruits are eaten fresh and used for making jam, jelly, and wine. Whole, young plants are used in medicine. Forms good ornamental ground cover once established via creeping rhizomes. It dies down like a perennial and re-shoots in spring. Height 15 to 50 cm. Moisture retentive, humus rich, well-drained soil in sun to part shade.