|Large shrub with aromatic, narrow, oval leaves to 4 inches long. In spring produces clusters of yellow-green flowers 1/4 inch across. Female plants bear black berries after flowering. Leaves are widely used in Spanish, French and Creole cuisine. Tolerant of a variety of soils, but requires good drainage. Withstands shearing and clipping, making it a favorite topiary plant. Saratoga, which has broader leaves and more tree-like, is more resistant to psyllid.