Dense shrub about 1 m tall. Leaves to 5 cm long, 3 cm wide, oval, often lobed on fresh shoots. Flower clusters 3-4 cm long; summer. Flowers pink, bell-shaped, stamens slightly protruding. Fruit about 1 cm wide, pure white.
var. laevigatus (Fern.) Blake. Leaves larger, to 7 cm or so long and these, like the branchlets, hairless. Fruits larger and more numerous than in the type. [S. rivularis Suksd.]
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.