Shrub to about 4 m tall, softly hairy on the new growth. Leaves evergreen, to about 10 cm long, elliptic to lanceolate, thick, the upper surface shiny dark green and wrinkled, lower surface with a felt of hair. Flowers in clusters of over 30 flowers; late spring to early summer. Fruit about 5 mm wide, red, with 3-5 nutlets.
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.