|'Hessei' has irregular, narrow, reddish leaves with a yellowish margin, gold rimmed.
Leaves are simple, ovate, either elliptic or obovate, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches long, 1 to 1 1/4 inches wide. Flowers are usually white, perfect 3/4 to 1 inch wide, very fragrant. Trees usually reaching 15 to 30 feet in height, fast growing, with a shrubby, twiggy aspect. Fruits generally reddish and approximately 1 inch across.