Forms a slender, erect, multi-branched shrub with dense, interlacing branches. Glossy, slender, dark-green leaves, suffused bronze at the margins, are silvery underneath. Becomes smothered in star-shaped, bright-yellow spring flowers. Heavy crops of red berries in winter which birds adore. Evergreen tree that grows at a fast rate to reach 2m (H) x 2m (W) in 10 years.