Leaves evergreen, simple, alternate (but forming such a uniform flat spray they often look opposite), obovate to oblong, 6-8" long, up to 2" wide, small accumulate tip, and lightly serrated margins. Medium to dark green upper surface. Two glands at the base of the petiole (typical of many Prunus). Leaves are toxic, do not eat them.
Stems not thin, not thick, pointed lateral buds.