Pyramidal tree with dense growth.
Full sun, in well-drained, moist soils. Tolerates the heat of the southeastern US quite well.
Excellent specimen, could be used in small groupings and hedges.
Dark green year round. Alternate, oblong, with relatively finely serrate margins, 4 to 8 inch long. Foliage is leathery and course texture. Blends well with the texture and color of Southern magnolia foliage.
Dioecious, creamy white, quite fragrant.
Drupe, red, about .33 inches long, generally borne in abundance.
Used in the breeding of other species/cultivars. I. x koehneana and cultivars, I. 'Mary Nell', and I. 'Mary Nell Sibling'.