Trunk - Smooth whitish gray bark with small platelets.
Foliage - Leaves medium to dark green, shiny on upper surface, diamond shaped, with margins toothed toward tips. Leaves 3 - 4" long am 1 - 2" wide.
Flowers/fruit - Small, white flowers in terminal clusters, from late spring to early summer. Clusters of capsules open to reveal berry-like, 1/4 - 1/2" wide fruits, bright yellow orange and glossy. They drop throughout autumn and winter.
Significant pest problems are scale, aphids, and their resultant condition of sooty mold.
Clearances - Suitable for 2 -3' parkways or 3 x 3' cutouts.
Good for streetsides, medians, parks, lawns and accents.