A tree 10 m or more in the wild but smaller in cultivation. Leaves oval, 5-10 cm long, sometimes toothed on young plants but entire on mature trees, hairless. Leaf stalks 1-2.5 cm long. Flowers dull white in downy, upright clusters 5-10 cm long; spring. Fruit about 1.5 cm wide, orange-red, relatively smooth.
Greece & E Europe
Trees in public collections have serrated leaves and in fact may be A. ×andrachnoides.
Mature leaves entire; flowers white in erect clusters; fruit relatively smooth, orange.
VIC: Melbourne (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne Gardens), Oak Lawn).
Source: (1997). Ericaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.