An evergreen shrub or small tree that has light-brown bark scarred by old leaf bases. The leaves are aromatic, opposite, oval or elliptic in shape, and have fine black dots on the underside. The small, fragrant, white flowers appear in stalkless clusters along the branches. The globular fruit changes from red to black as it ripens.
Wildlife – The fruit is a favorite food of many native birds.
Spanish Stopper was historically used in baths.