Large shrub to small tree 2.5-4.5m x 3-5m. Leaves are long and narrow, widest in the middle, rarely narrowly egg-shaped or sickle shaped . Small white flowers often with a pink tinge appear along branches in axillary clusters from October to November. Grows in full sun or part shade in most well drained soils. Drought tolerant and frost hardy. Reliable screen, windbreak, bird refuge.