Evergreen tree to 20 m tall. Leaves leathery, oblong to elliptic, toothed, to 12 cm, stalks and young branchlets red. Flowers white, to 1 cm wide, in long cylindrical racemes, usually extending beyond the subtending leaf. Fruit ovoid, to 1 cm long, blackish.
Spain, Portugal, Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands. Has shown a tendency to naturalise in Vic.
ACT: Barton (Telopea Park).
Source: (2002). Rosaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.