Lemonade Berry


lemonade plant

lemonade berry plant

You will find these tasty berries along the lower parts of the San Gabriel Mountains. I tried sucking on a berry. It tasted just like lemonade. I hear the local Indians used it to make their version of lemonade.

Description: Bushy shrub, usually to no more than 10ft. Can spread to 10-15ft. The lemonade berry can be trained as a hedge. Pretty white-pink flowers are borne in large clumps all across the plant in the spring. They are followed a few months later by the oblong berries, which ripen from green to yellow, then red. The berries are covered in a sticky substance.

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