A much underrated shrub that should be more widely available with attractive red stems, dark green, glossy evergreen leaves
and clusters of fragrant, pale yellow or white flowers in mid to late spring. These are followed by black fruits. The leaves and
fruits can be used dried or fresh as a black pepper substitute in culinary dishes and I would say it is as good as, if not better than black
pepper for giving that spicy kick. Plant in any well drained soil in full sun. Maximum height 4 meters with a 2.5 meter spread.
Growth is slow to moderate.
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot.