This native is a favorite of many and Liz and I are fortunate to have a bunch of mature specimens on our property. It is a large shrub that rarely reaches 15 feet in height. It has a dense crown of foliage with 2” leathery leaves. The small white flowers have a killer fragrance that is very pronounced in the evenings. It is currently in bloom and still has clusters of seed from its last blooming period. The wood is very hard and we try to hold back from pruning as the natural shape is extremely pleasing.