|This is a bushy deciduous, sometimes semi-evergreen shrub most often used for shrub borders and hedging. Leaves are rich dark green on top and yellowish green on bottom, elliptic-ovate to elliptic-oblong, 1 to 2 1/2 inches long. Flat white heavy-scented flowers are held in erect terminal panicles to 2 to 4 inches long, followed by shiny round black fruit. Clip hedges twice in summer. It is a vigorous plant growing in height to 15 feet.