This is a medium to large, evergreen tree, that has a conical shape when young, but rounder with age.
The narrow leaves that are shiny green with a velvety brown indumentum underneath.
It produces large, white, saucer-shaped flowers during spring and summer.
The flowers have a delicate fragrance.
The tree will grow in full sun to part shade and likes an enriched, moist, but well drained soil.