Small evergreen tree. Young shoots reddish, slightly hairy. Leaves to 12 cm long, oblanceolate, pointed, toothed, hairy, at least on the midrib below. Flowers with sepals oval, blunt; mostly spring to summer. Style bristly hairy below.
Evergreen robust tree.
Source: (1997). Clethraceae. 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.