A Southern species, becoming a small tree, from 6 to 30 feet high, with oval or ovate, entire, pointed, glossy lea evergreen in the far South. Corolla, bell-shape, white, the style but not the stamens protruding. Flowers, drooping, on slender pedicels, in leafy racemes. Berries, black, many-seeded, mealy, not edible. May and June.

In sandy soil, North Carolina to Kentucky. Called sparkleberry.