A tree 10-20 m tall. Bark peeling to eventually leave the trunk completely smooth. Young shoots glabrous. Leaves oval to oblong, 5-15 cm long, entire or slightly toothed, sometimes toothed on young branches, waxy blue beneath. Leaf stalk 1-3 cm long. Flowers in upright panicles 7-20 cm long; spring. Fruit berry orange-red, warty, 1-1.5 cm wide.
Coastal W North America
Leaves roundish, entire; flowers in erect clusters; fruit orange, 1-1.5 cm wide.
VIC: Malmsbury Botanic Gardens planted 1987 and grown from plant grown from seed collected in the wild and supplied by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne Gardens).
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.