Large shrub or medium-sized tree, profusely branched, usually less than 10 m high. Stem and older branches rough with greyish bark, young shoots hairy. Leaves deciduous, thin, elliptic or broadly elliptic to rotundate, blade 4-8 cm long, 3.5-5.5 cm broad, minutely hairy on veins beneath or glabrous, attenuate at the base, subacute, apiculate to mucronate at the apex; petiole 4-6 mm long, minutely hairy. Panicles terminal and axillary, 3-10 cm long, pilose. Flowers white, c. 8-10 mm across, fragrant; pedicel c. 5 mm long, pilose; bracts setaceous, c. 2-3 mm long, caducous. Sepals united into a turbinate, glabrous, c. 1.5 mm long tube; lobes c. 1.5 mm long, reniform with ciliate margins. Petals 5, white, basally slightly united, elliptic-oblong, 4-5 mm long, c. 2.5 mm broad, apex obtuse dentate. Stamens numerous, united at the base into 5 fascicles of 6-12 stamens each, epipetalous, filaments linear-lanceolate, variable in length, 2.5-5 mm long. Ovary bicarpellate, inferior, 2-loculed, each locule 2-3-ovuled; style c. 3.5 mm long. Fruit ovoid to globose, c. 6 mm long, bright blue, glabrous.