Large shrub up to 1-3m high x 1-3m wide. Fast growing plant, suited to most areas. Ideal for a screen plant or understorey of a wind break. Rich dark green foliage with bluish-purple flowers appearing spasmodically in Spring and Summer. Followed by egg-shaped berries that turn bright orange-yellow when ripe. Berries are eaten fresh, raw or cooked. Added to baked goods or used to make jams.
The unripe fruits are not edible and are poisonous.