Bahama berry is a loose, informal shrub growing up to 7′ high. It is found in the eastern Caribbean islands, where it grows in sunny, rocky outcroppings, semi-protected from steady high winds. This shrub has small, scented leaves. When you brush by it, or crush the leaves, it releases a sweet smell. The plant has tiny flowers that attract bees and other pollinators. The flowers are followed be tinier, orange berries. Bahama Berry is a host plant for the Atala butterfly. It is also known by the name “I dry, I die” because of its need for moist, well-drained soil. It grows fast, about 3′ per year. Because of the miniature features of this plant, it is a prized Bonsai specimen.