According to Victorian box information, the tree is an evergreen ornamental that thrives in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 10. It shares the same genus as the more familiar pittosporum shrubs. The Victorian box tree usually grows with a single trunk and can reach 40 feet (12 m.) tall and wide. It is a quick-growing tree, shooting up to a yard (.9 m.) each year. The leaves of this tree are evergreen and do not change color during the year. They are long and lance shaped, colored a shiny green. They give the tree a tropical look. The ornamental features of this tree are the fragrant blossoms and colorful fruit. White frothy flowers appear in spring and, in warmer climates, throughout the year. These are followed by bright orange or yellow seed pods that look like berries.