Salvadora persica is an evergreen, flowering, tangled large perennial shrub or small tree, usually seen as a bright green clump sometimes with a crooked, gnarly trunk. As a small tree has a wide canopy of profusely straggling and drooping branches.
Grows 2-3m tall with a 5m spread and a 20-30cm diameter trunk which may be erect or trailing off to one side. Noted as reaching 6-7m tall in its native habitat. The medium growth rate of up to 1m p/a.