This is a tall shrub or small tree that reaches up to 5 meters tall. It has shiny and dark foliage, with glossy leaves, showing red tips on winter. The flowers are big, white, with 5 petals, scented, with a cluster of yellow stamens in the middle. These flowers don´t dry nor wilter on the plant, it just drops, falling on the ground with the stamens up. The ground under and around the tree may be covered with these flowers that, as they say, look like a carpet of fried eggs.
Tolerates light frosts when grown up, but the younger plants must be kept frost free. Appreciates moderate temperatures, regular watering, and full sun to partial shade.