The leaves are ovate, pale green and the leaf margin is serrated. The leaf arrangement is alternate.
The white flowers stand up together in bunches and are fragrant. The single flower has five white petals.
The fruit is apple-like, green first, then purple and about 1,5 cm (0.6 in) tall.
Young twigs are red, older are green-gray and have long thorns. The buds are small and almost round.
hedge plant, garden tree