Deciduous perennial shrub with long, narrow leaves and bright orange/red fruit. Drought tolerant once established. Fast growing, disease resistant. Makes a great hedge when pruned to shape. Reported to be full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. May interfere with some medications; consult before consuming.
||Slightly sweet flavor, can be eaten fresh or dried like raisins
||Grows quickly when in ground: up to 10'h x 4'w. Prune to shape; spreads easily.
||Light purple bell shaped flowers in May. Blooms through September.
||Harvest when soft and ripe: July-November
||Likes half-day to full (6 hours) sun
||Tolerant of many soil conditions and drought resistant
|Planting and Care Tip:
||Can be grown in pots; specimen will be smaller as growth habit is controlled by depth of pot.