A slow growing tree. The greyish-brown bark is deeply cracked into small vertical segments. The leaves are light green and shiny, with a distinct mid vein, about 5-9 cm long and 3-5 cm broad, oval in shape with a pointed base and apex. The trumpet-shaped creamy white flowers that turn yellow over time are fragrant, especially in the early morning, and are found in clusters at the terminal ends of branches. The fruit is a berry about 1 cm that turns yellow, then orange and to red, eaten by birds and fruit bats.
Introduced. Ornamental. Attract bees during flowering, and a termite resistant timber tree.