Upright vertical dense growth habit, ideal where space is limited or pruned as a hedge. Dark green shiny leaves. Velvety brown buds open to porcelain white starry flowers from early spring and over many weeks. Delicious fragrance. Will grow in partly shaded areas. Frost tolerant. Becomes denser with regular pruning. Evergreen tree that grows at a fast rate to reach 4.5m in 10 years.