Distinct, low-growing tree with a compact, bushy habit. Very thick and leathery, broad, green leaves. Prefers a dry position and is coastal hardy. Excellent as a filler or in a container. Slow-growing, never outgrows its position. Pseudopanax lessonii ‘Cyril Watson’ (Houpara, Coastal Five Finger) grows to 2m (H) x 2m (W) in 10 years.