The evergreen Diospyros scabrida is shrub or small tree, normally growing to a height of 2 – 3 m. Single or multi-stemmed, the bark is smooth with an ash white to dark grey colour. The Coastal bladdernut has a neat, compact growth habit and the dense, glossy dark-green foliage is one of its’ best features. The leaves are leathery with dense hairs below, emerging red and deepening to a rich dark green. White to cream, sweetly scented flowers appear singly or in small clusters from November to April followed by red, fleshy fruit. This decorative plant is hardy and waterwise and will attract insects and birds to your garden. The Coastal bladdernut is a good hedge plant that would perform screening duties with its’ dense foliage.