Large shrub to 4 m or so tall. Leaves 3-7 cm long, ovate to elliptic, lower surface waxy-blue and hairless. Flowers about 5 mm wide, in clusters of about 15-40; summer. Fruit about 6 mm wide, orange. Syn. c. glaucophyllus Franch. f. serotinus (Hutch.) Stapf.
China. Naturalised in a few places on the S Tablelands of NSW. C. serotinus Hutch. from China has flowers up to 40 in a cluster, each about 5 mm wide; summer.
Source: (2002). Rosaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.