Evergreen, dense shrub that grows to 1.5m in time. Its forms clumps ot stems bearing dark green narrow leaves and has small white and pink flowers in the leaf axils. Borne in midwinter the flowers emit a beautiful rich fragrance. They are followed by red berries. It is a highly prized shrub for winter gardens found by Roy Lancaster. Will grow in moderate soil, best in semi-shade. Also good in containers. Hardy.