Evergreen shrub to about 3 m tall. Young shoots hardly angled but with sticky glands. Leaves to 5 cm or so long and 3 cm wide, obovate to elliptic, sticky and curry-scented; margin toothed. Flowers in clusters, white; summer.
E. ×franciscana Eastw. has the scent of one parent, E. illinita, and the gland-dotted leaves of the other parent, E. rubra var. macrantha.
The foliage gives off a pronounced curry aroma that is sometimes difficult to detect when close to the shrub, but distinct when up to 10 m away.
Source: (2002). Grossulariaceae. 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.