|This is an upright, vigorous, evergreen shrub, to 6 feet tall and 5 feet wide, with purplish shoots. Leaves are lanceolate to pinnate, medium green, up to 8 inches long. Flowers are deep blue, 2 inches wide, held in axillary cymes up to 6 inches long, and borne summer through fall. Fruit is small, bright orange, ovoid, to 3/4 inches long. Native to Australia and New Zealand. Protect from frost.