Shrub to about 2-3 m tall. Leaves decussate, oval, about 4 mm long and wide, overlapping. Flowers bottlebrush-like, greenish at first but becoming red; filaments 3-5 per bundle; mostly late spring and summer.
Source: (2002). Myrtaceae. 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.