Attractive, evergreen, alternately arranged, simple leaves, 3-5" long, by 1/8-1/4" or more wide, generally bluish green on both sides, narrowly lanceolate or slightly curved. Crushed foliage smells of peppermint. New foliage in spring can be reddish.
Flower small, white, in clusters of 7, flowering summer. Sorry, just pictures of the buds.
Bark is fibrous, brown or gray-brown, does not peel off.