An evergreen tree growing to 9 m (29ft) by 8 m (26ft) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 7 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Oct to December, and the seeds ripen from Oct to December. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. The plant is self-fertile.
Fruit - raw or cooked. Sweet but insipid. The fruit contains about 20% sugars and can be used to make delicious and nourishing jams and preserves. It is ripe in November/December and is about 15mm in diameter.
As the fruits drop to the ground when ripe they are eagerly sought after by wildlife.