Plant Form Low growing shrub to small tree. Size Up to 8 m tall. Stem Many stiff spreading branches, woody. Leaves Oval shaped to almost round, 3-7 cm long, very shiny dark green, paler below. Flowers Dense cluster of white funnel like flowers with 5 petals. Fruit and Seeds Densely clustered berry like 6-8 mm long green to orange-red, glossy. Habitat Coastal dunes and headlands, wetlands. Distinguishing Features Very shiny leaves and general shape. Impacts Smothers and suppresses native vegetation, forms impenetrable stands.