Medium-sized tree with a dense crown. Thick, fissured, corky bark is a feature. Small, oval, toothed leaves are dark-green with grey undersides. Coastal and drought hardy. Can be clipped into a tough hedge or screen. Ideal for training into topiary forms. Excellent street tree. Evergreen tree that grows at a moderate rate to reach 6m (H) x 4m (W) in 10 years.