The leaves are oblong, bright green and up to 15 cm (5.9 in) long. The upper leaf surface is glossy. The leaf edge is smooth.
The flower is greenish to reddish small and unobtrusive. The female flowers have an unpleasant smell.
The berries are small, red, edible but not tasty.
The branches are brown-red and the buds stick out slightly. Below the bud neck is a leaf scar.