A large shrub to small tree, growing to around 3 metres tall and 2 metres wide in garden situations but can grow to 15 metres tall in its natural ranges. It has small yellow flowers in spring which are strongly perfumed. The foliage is attractive, with wavy leaf edges. It is a useful plant for screening and informal hedging, and is easy care.
It naturally occurs from Queensland through to Victoria in rainforests and dry schlerophyll country. It seeds readily and can become invasively weedy in some areas.