These delicious berries are large, tart, full of antioxidants, and ripen in early summer, even in the shade. They are also good dried, when their one large seed becomes unnoticeable. This plant is shrubbier than autumn olive and generally less thorny. Can get to 15' in hot climates, but generally stays much smaller in the PNW. Some varieties are very dwarf and will only grow to 6'. Nitrogen fixing plant. Zones 5-9.