Bushy shrub, usually to no more than 10ft.The lemonade berry can be trained as a hedge and is somewhat hardy, able to survive short freezes. Pretty white-pink flowers are borne in large clumps all across the plant in the spring. They are followed a few months later by the oblong berries, which ripen from green to yellow, then red. The berries are covered in a sticky substance. Plants are very tolerant of drought and can survive near-desert conditions. Water is needed only occasionally.
Berry is used in the flavoring of beverages.