Pink Pepper or Brazilian Pepper is distinct from the pepper plant that produces black, white and green peppers. It is a sprawling shrub that reaches heights of 7–10 metres, and has alternate leaves, 10–22 cm long with oval leaflets and finely toothed edges. It blossoms small white flowers and its fruit is a small red spherical drupe carried in dense clusters. The fruits are mild and sweet with a faint pepper flavour, sometimes likened to juniper. Due to its mild flavour it is frequently added to syrups, vinegar and wine, or for more ornamental uses to garnish savory dishes.