A large native shrub or small tree. It has unusual lime green leaves with hairy underside, almost like a pot plant. It has oblong fruit which turn black when ripened. It is a member of the honeysuckle family. In the spring it produces white flowers.
Fruit: It produces oblong fruit which turn black when ripened. Each fruit holds one seed.
Timber: Long thin timber was used in the making of arrows
Soil Types / Habitat: It prefers to grow in lime and chalk soils. It prefers to grow in coastal areas and can grow in exposed and windy sites.