Asparagus virgatus is an erect, stiff evergreen shrublet, up to 1m in height, with slender stems and very fine dark green leaves bearing tiny white flowers followed by red,spheroid berries dangling on slender peduncles that look as if they are floating in mid-air. It spreads with the aid of rhizomes. The berries are very popular with birds. Due to the very fine structure of the plant, it is moved by the slightest air movement that gives a dynamic dimension to the planting.
This is a drought resistant attractive plant that grows in semi-shade or shade and requires very little attention. It is used for medicinal purposes.