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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. With small pits near the veins on the underside.
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 pits on the leaf undersides distinguish from Karamu (Coprosma robusta) and native Coffee-berry (Coprosma hirtella).