Leaves and bark
Evergreen, dark green, glossy leaves can vary from a simple lanceolate shape through to deeply lobed or partly divided. The different leaf shapes can sometimes all be found growing simultaneously on one tree.
Flowering times are also variable depending on conditions and range from March through to early summer. The panicles of small bell shaped flowers vary in colour from cream through to a green tint, with red, yellow, or purple coloured throats.