Evergreen shrub to 7 m or so tall, most parts covered with star-shaped down. Leaves ovate-oblong, 8-18 cm long, to 6 cm wide, upper surface glossy and deeply wrinkled, lower surface with a thick downy felt. Flower clusters flat-topped,10-20 cm wide; spring. Fruits red at first, becoming black, about 8 mm long.
C and W China
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.