Shrubs 3-4 m tall. Leaves oval to lanceolate, long-tipped, entire or sometimes sawtoothed. Flower clusters terminal and axillary; spring to summer. Flowers funnelshaped, white, suffused with pink, throat yellow. Bracts 4, unequal, to 2 cm long, greenish white.
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D. yunnanensis Franch from Yunnan is occasionally available; it has stems that are square in section, leaves that are downy below and flowers with orange-mottled throats.
Source: (2002). Caprifoliaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.