Evergreen tree or shrub, leaves are 4 to 10cm long, oblanceolate in shape and alternate in arrangement.
Small flowers borne in spring that are dull purple-red in colour. Reddish bark that peels off in thin flakes. Seed capsules have 2-3 loped wings.
Tolerates coastal conditions. Can trim lightly.
Ht: 3 - 7m tall
Windbreak, hedge, screen or filler
By seed or cuttings.