Evergreen shrub, bark is gray with darker strips. The oval leaves are thick and shiny green with flat margins. Male plant has long, showy catkins. Blooms December to February.
|Habitats||Oak Woodland, Bottomland Forests, Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland|
|Habitat Notes||Provides cover for birds. Good as part of hedgerows, screens.|
|Mature Height||10 ft|
|Shade Preference||part sun, full sun|
|Soil Tolerance||Well drained, moist to rather dry soil.|
|Special Uses||Drought tolerant.|