Iron range is a small tree or bushy multi-trunked shrub reaching a height of about 6 feet and spreading to about 3 feet, with slightly weeping branches and a compact dense crown. The common name comes from a location in australia where the plant is native. Leaves are burgundy red, simple, entire, pointed, broadly lanceolate, arranged in two stepped rows on each side of the twig, each leaf 3 1/2 x 2 inches. The plant has tiny unisex greenish brown flowers; female flowers cup-like, borne on leaf axils. Fruits are globular red berries under 1/2 inch in diameter, and attract birds. Tiny seeds or sucker divisions are used for propagation. Iron range grows well in sandy, limestone soils if well-drained and is a hardy low-maintenance plant. It needs pruning to achieve tree form or to create a hedge. The distinctive reddish leaves and fruits make this an excellent accent or specimen plant in a coastal garden or patio, as well as an indoor or outdoor container plant. Published information on the taxonomy and growth requirements of iron range is incomplete; for the latter see comparable data under breynia distichia.