A dense shrub to 2 m tall with hairy branchlets. Leaves ovate, to about 3 cm long, 2 cm wide, hairy and slightly waxy-blue below. Flower clusters axillary in dense clusters; summer to autumn. Flowers white, bell-shaped. Fruit about 0.5 cm wide, carmine.
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.
Leaves slightly smaller than in the type and with the margins variegated with yellow. ['Aureovariegatus', 'Variegatus']
Origin uncertain but raised before 1837.