Tree with pale pink-brown bark and a dense, compact crown and prominent twisted old branches. The stiff, small, leathery leaves crowded on short branches are rounded in shape, about 10-25 mm long and 9-16 mm broad, with a blunt, unequally divided base, and blunt apex. The margins are folded downwards and many lateral veins are prominent above. White or pale pink coloured flowers are seen in clusters. The fruit is a greenish-purple berry.