This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol4", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
A fine deciduous British shrub or small tree with somewhat spiny branches, narrow silvery leaves, and masses of orange-coloured berries on the female plants during the autumn and winter months. Flourishes in sandy soils, and also near streams, etc. Increased by layers and seeds.