This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol4", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
A pretty South European shrub, 3-6 ft. high, with Myrtle-like leaves and small greenish flowers, succeeded by fleshy poisonous berries. C. terminalis has drooping branches, laden with clear golden berries in autumn; and C. japonica has bright-red fruits. Increased by seeds, layers, and suckers.