|This is an upright dense bushy deciduous, sometimes semi-evergreen shrub most often used for shrub borders and hedging. Leaves are dark black-green, oval to lance shaped, 1 1/2 to 4 inches long. Creamy white fragrant flowers are held in pyrimidal panicles to 5 to 8 inches long, followed by round dull black fruit. Clip hedges twice in summer. It grows to 10 to 18 feet in height.