It grows to 2 m (6 ft 7 in), with tiny dark green leaves and large sprays of pink or white flowers. These small flowers are bell shaped, a common characteristic of plants in the Ericaceae family. The flowers also have pronounced dark anthers and a long white style that extend beyond the petals. The flower laden branches are popular when cut for decoration as well.
Not fully hardy, in frost-prone areas it requires some protection.