This is one of the best small evergreen trees for the quality of its bark. Not only that but it is hardy in our climate, has attractive foliage, lovely pale pink flowers beloved by Honeyeaters, charming reddish fruit also bird attracting and will only grow to about 7metres or so. What more could you want.
My tree wasn’t watered once through the drought years and as long as the drainage is fine it will cope with rain and what cold Victoria can throw at it, just go visit the specimen in the Malmsbury Botanic Gardens if you don’t believe me! Mine is as good by the way.