Beaufortia sparsa is a small to medium shrub to about 2 - 3 metres high. The leaves are oval shaped and about 10 mm long, bright green in color. The orange to red flower clusters occur towards the ends of the branches, their size and color making for a spectacular sight. Plants are more successful in drier climates. The species should be grown in well drained conditions in full sun or dappled shade and it is tolerant of at least moderate frost.