A spectacular, multi-stemmed suckering shrub that exhibits magnificent 40" tropical looking, bi-pinnately compound leaves. In mid to late summer, billowy white flowers appear in huge 12-18" diameter panicles. After a considerable flowering period abundant blue-black fruit ripen and last well into fall. The coarse textured stems, that only the devil would hold, are covered with prickles. Several cultivars exist; however, all are difficult to propagate and rarely offered.