|This is a dwarf, compact, rounded, evergreen shrub most often used for shrub borders and hedging. Leaves are dark black-green, oval to lance shaped, 1 1/2 to 2 inches long. Creamy white, fragrant flowers are held in pyramidal panicles, 3 to 4 inches long, followed by round, dull black fruit. Clip hedges twice in summer. It grows 6 to 8 feet tall.