We have been growing these berries for many years and, while we do feel that many of the claims made about them are overstated and unsubstantiated, they are a wonderful food and medicine source.
They are long branched and slightly 'willowy' shrubs that are great to have around the perimeter of the house yard.
They do require trimming a few times a year, but apart from that they are quite low maintenance. We experience a very hot summer and an occasional frost in winter, which do not deter them at all. Plant in summer and unless the climate is unfair you will have some berries in the next.