An evergreen shrub, of somewhat open but stiff habit, with angled, viscid, rather scurfy twigs, densely furnished with leaves. Leaves obovate, rounded at the apex, tapering at the base, stalkless, 1⁄4 to 1 in. long, half as wide; usually coarsely toothed towards the apex; deep green above, scurfy on both surfaces. Flower-heads stalkless or nearly so, produced singly in the leaf-axils, yellowish white, and of little beauty.
Native of Chile and Argentina in the region of the Straits of Magellan, etc. It has proved quite hardy at Kew, and is a rather interesting, small-leaved evergreen, growing 8 to 10 ft high there, probably considerably more in warmer districts. It blossoms in May, and this character as well as its stalkless, solitary flower-heads and evergreen leaves, make it very distinct from B. halimifolia. It can be increased by cuttings at almost any season.