Medium sized with a dense crown and upright, spreading branches. Thick fissured corky bark is a feature. Small oval toothed leaves are dark green with grey undersides. Smaller leaves can clip into a tough hedge or screen. Ideal for training into topiary forms. Excellent street tree. Coastal and drought hardy. Evergreen tree that grows at a moderate rate to reach 6m (H) x 3m (W) in 10 years.