Medium shrub to about 3 m tall. Leaves 1-3 cm long, elliptic to ovate, with a hard point, whitish hairy at first, the upper surface dull green, the lower surface with a felt of hair. Flowers about 7 mm wide, in clusters of 6-12; summer. Fruits about 7 mm wide, shiny red, with 2 nutlets.
China. Naturalised on the C Tablelands of NSW and known to be apomictic.
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.