Hoheria populnea is an evergreen small tree or large shrub growing to 12 ft (3.6 m) or more. The oval, green leaves are toothed, 1–2.4 in (2.5–6 cm) long. The white flowers are 0.8–1 in (2–2.5 cm) across; late summer. It is fairly hardy in the UK.
Hoheria populnea is found in coastal and lowland forests of the North Island of New Zealand, from the North Cape south to latitude 38°. Also known as lacebark. It is a very variable species with many forms.