Vigorous shrub or small tree to 10 m or more tall. New growth sparsely glandular-hairy. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, 8-12 cm long, toothed. Leaf stalk about 1 cm long. Flowers in drooping to more or less upright clusters approximately 6 cm long, white or greenish, often tinged pink; late spring and early summer. Fruit 2-3 cm wide, yellow-orange darkening to orange-red, warty.
Occurs naturally in laurel and pine forests at alt. 600-1200 m.
Flowers white to pink tinged in drooping to more or less erect clusters; leaves waxy blue below; fruit orangish 2-3 cm wide.
VIC: Yackandandah Cemetery; Colac Botanic Gardens.
Source: (1997). Ericaceae. 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.