Leaves: broadly oval, obovate, with three rather shallow lobes above the middle, coarsely and unequally dentate, glabrous above, more or less pubescent beneath. Flowers: white, in compound cymes, all perfect and small; corolla campanulate, five-lobed. Fruit: drupes globose, bright red, acid.

A straggling shrub growing from two to six feet high and bearing many small clusters of tiny white and pinkish flowers, whose bell-shaped corollas are divided into five lobes above the middle and are pointed and coarsely toothed.