Descriptions of this tree vary widely, from a 35' tree to a large shrub. Going with the tree form like ours and the one on the campus of Cal Poly SLO where I first saw one. More like 20-25' tall, rounded to oval crown of equal spread and upright arching branches. This broadleaf evergreen has beautiful flowers and nice shiny leaves.
Flowers are beautiful and must look like the lily of the valley bulbs (?). White pendulous bell shaped flowers with 5 petals appearing in early summer. Stiff petals and peduncle, not very delicate, borne singly at each node but appearing in clusters.
The fringe look to the flowers comes from the tip of the petals. You can see they have three points, with the longest in the middle.
Fruit are cool. Green, turning orange when mature, opening with orange inner walls and black seeds.
Young stems are medium, brownish in color. Small buds.
Bark is quite pretty as well.