Brasil is an evergreen shrub or small tree commonly found in South Texas. It produces a small black fruit that is consumed by many mammals and a variety of birds. Deer also browse the leaves. The seeds should be cleaned from the fruit following collection, if the seed is to be stored. Freshly collected seeds planted immediately after collection will readily germinate. Seeds stored after collection should be cold scarified to break dormancy. It can also have favorable germination when freshly collected without any cleaning. Brasil can also be propagated by semi-hardwood cuttings.