Shady, sheltered location with moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.
Specimen plant; rare in North American gardens.
Alternate, obovate-elliptic, crenate-serrate, 3 to 6 inch long, leathery and lustrous, vibrant deep green.
Terminal about .25 to .33 inches long, imbricate, pointed.
Green stem year-round, glabrous, aromatic when bruised.
Small, .75 inch bright green flowers on 2 to 3 inch racemes.
Follicle, dehiscent, .75 inch wide.