Schaefferia frutescens

Category: Shrubs
Family: Celastraceae
Origin: south Florida
Evergreen: yes
Flower Color: greenish white
Bloom Time: throughout season
Height: 15 ft
Width: 5 ft
Exposure: part sun
Irrigation: low
Cold Hardiness: 30 F
Description: Likes a high pH or calcareous soil, or clay or loam. Tolerates drought. Can be trimmed into a spherical hedge for a formal garden. Has thorns. The attraction is year round berries maturing to red. Mature specimens will return in zone 8b.