Most cold hardy of this family. Very slow growing with a bushy multi-stemmed growth habit. Red new stems and leaves are a feature. Mature leaves are glossy, leathery, and pointed. Glowing scarlet flowers are borne in mid-January and attract nectar seeking birds. Requires a moist cooler position. Evergreen tree that grows at a slow rate to reach 3m (H) x 2m (W) in 10 years.