Ceylon Boxwood is a small evergreen tree. Bark is grey, smooth, peeling in vertical long, narrow strips. Leaves are deep green, leathery variable in shape and size, ovate- elliptic or lanceshape, pointed, base narrow, blunt or heart-shaped. Flowers are white or greenish white, fragrant, in stalked flat-topped clusters. Ceylon Boxwood grows wild in most parts of tropical India including the Andaman and Nicobar islands.