shrub leaves and flowers
flowers up close

Twig: Stout, smooth or slightly pubescent, yellowish green, vegetative buds small, flower buds are large and egg-shaped.
Bark: Thin, light grayish brown, becoming finely scaly with age.

Form: A large shrub, 6 to 10 feet in height, equal spread, heavy dense foliage to the ground, becomes more open with age.