This domed, evergreen tree grows to 25 ft (8 m) tall.
The long, shiny, rich green leaves are hard and strap-like to
narrowly lance-shaped, with barely any stalk.
The yellow to soft orange, slightly perfumed flowers, each 2 in (5
cm) across, are held on long stalks.
They bloom on and off for most of the year in their native habitat.
The fruit are oddly shaped, fleshy drupes, rounded and with
They ripen from green through red to black and are regarded by some
as a lucky charm, even though dangerously poisonous.
Flowering colors: Orange, Yellow
Cultivation: These plants grow best in a sandy, well-drained soil
enriched with organic matter.
They need plenty of water while in flower.
The ideal location provides shelter from wind, plus full sun to
Prune the plants after flowering to maintain their dense growth.
Propagate from seed or from cuttings .