A wide spreading tree with thick leathery shining yellow-green leaves. Can grow to make a magnificent tall shrub up to 6m. Very hardy; frequently used as a hedging plant and often clipped like a privet. Easy to satisfy it likes sun or shade, coastal and frosty conditions. Dislikes wet feet though, so plant in a well-drained soil. Flowers are small and relatively inconspicuous; male and female flowers are produced on separate trees. Mixed plantings will produce plentiful seed which germinates readily.