Hoheria glabrata is an attractive deciduous tree, or large shrub, that grows up 32 ft (10 m). The oval leaves are bright green, the edges serrated, and the leaf tip pointed. The white flowers are fragrant, summer. Hardy in the UK.
Hoheria glabrata is found in the wetter areas of the South Island of New Zealand, and often forms large woods. It is closely related to Hoheria lyallii, which grows in the drier areas of the South Island.