- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 4-15 ft (1.2-4.5 m) tall, branches upright and twisted. Bark reddish, sheding. Leaves alternate, simple, upright in tight, overlapping clusters at ends of branches, heart-shaped, 5-10 cm long, leathery, base rounded to lobed, margin entire or slightly toothed. Flowers small, white to pinkish, in dense clusters at ends of branches. Fruit 6–7 mm wide, glandular-hairy, reddish-green, in clusters, present April-June.
- Sun or part shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 9? Native to California, found on Montara Mountain, south of San Francisco.