Shrub to 1 m tall but generally less, with characteristic flat-tiered branches with a herringbone branching pattern. Leaves about 1 cm wide, round to elliptic, shiny above. Flowers mostly 1-2 together, pinkish. Fruit about 5 mm wide, orange-red, with 3 nutlets.
This name has been used for a range of superficially similar species.
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.