This native of central and west Africa is a medium-sized evergreen plant that is especially good for bonsai. The thick, dark green leaves are small and triangular. They resemble those of boxwood, hence the common and specific (bux-box, folia-leaf) names. The trunk is dark brown with thin and flexible branches that produce a naturally beautiful branching pattern. Flowers are produced in the axils of the leaves and are followed by small, inedible green fruits that are only 3/8” long and rarely ripen.