Shrub to 2 m tall. Branchlets mostly downy hairy and also with bristly hairs. Leaves 4-7 cm long, elliptic to ovate, margins saw-toothed. Flowers in terminal branching clusters to 10 cm long, individual flowers white, ridged, pouched between the sepal lobes; spring. Fruit round to ovoid.
SE North America
Alternate leaves; bristly hairs and pouched, ridged flowers.
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.