This small, evergreen tree or shrub grows to a height of 8-12ft. I has dense, shiny foliage. It thrives in full sun to light shade. Tolerates any kind of soil, but looks best when grown in a neutral to acid soil. It is cold hardy to the upper 20F. It produces clusters of large, star-shaped, highly fragrant white flowers. It blooms from spring onward, profusely at times. White to creamy flowers are fragrant.