The shrub or tree has a spreading to erect habit and typically grows to height of 1.5 to 7 m and has smooth grey-brown to green coloured bark. It has angled to terete ridged branchlets with tiny yellow to whitish hairs. It blooms throughout the year producing inflorescences situated in the terminal and axillary racemes and panicles. The spherical flower-heads have a diameter of 3 to 5.5 mm (0.12 to 0.22 in) and contain 15 to 30 cream-coloured to pale yellow or occasionally yellow flowers. The seed pods that form after flowering are flat and straight to curved and constricted between seeds. The leathery pods are 3.5 to 18 cm (1.4 to 7.1 in) in length and 5.5 to 11 mm (0.22 to 0.43 in) in width .