A low, spreading shrub to about 1.5 metres high by 2 metres across. The flowers occur on the older wood in conspicuous clusters and are mauve to purple in colour. Flowering occurs in spring.The narrow leaves are about 15 mm long, tapering to a point. Although native to a dry climate, has proven to be adaptable in temperate and sub-tropical areas. It requires a well drained, sunny position and responds to annual fertilising after flowering. Light pruning after flowering can be carried out to promote a bushy shape.