|Openly branching shrub or tree. Bark is smooth and gray-brown, with yellowish twigs. The terminal buds have a covering of fine white hairs. Large leaves are medium green and smooth with a silvery, downy underside, up to 3 feet long. The huge, 8 to 10 inch cup-shaped flowers are white, fragrant. Fruits are reddish orange and quite attractive. Protect the foliage from wind and harsh sunlight.