Shrub to 3 m or more tall. Leaves obovate, pale green, yellow in autumn. Flowers opening almost as the yellow leaves fall. Sepals pale yellow-brown; mostly autumn.
Grows naturally at the edge of forests in rich soil.
A bark extract is used medicinally.
Source: (1997). Hamamelidaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.