- Evergreen shrub, about 3-7 ft (1-2 m) tall, erect, twigs finely glandular-bristly. Leaves alternate, simple, erect, blade 2–3 × 1.5–3 cm, somewhat rounded to oblong-ovate, base rounded, truncate or slightly lobed, margin entire, upper and lower surfaces similar, dark green or slightly glaucous, dull, finely glandular-bristly; petiole 4–6 mm long. Flowers small, white, in dense clusters at ends of branches. Fruit 8–12 mm wide, finely glandular-bristly; stones (seeds) separate or fused into a lobed unit.
- Sun or part shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 9? Native to coastal California, along the Central Coast, from about Point Reyes to Point Conception, and the northern Outer South Coast Ranges.
- Santa Cruz, California: U.C. Santa Cruz Arboretum