These ornamental shrubs grow 6 to 3m tall with narrow silver leaves and abundant clusters of yellow-orange 1cm fruits in late summer and fall. The berries persist well into winter for enjoyment by birds.;The fruit is very high in Vitamins C, A and E and makes a delicious substitute for orange juice when sweetened, the flavour likened to a blend of orange and passion fruit. In Europe the fruit is also made into sauces, jellies and a base for liqueurs.;They are tolerant of salt in the air and soil, but demand full sunlight for good growth and do not tolerate shady conditions near larger trees. They typically grow in dry, sandy areas.