Grewia flavescens is a fairly hardy, medium sized, semi-deciduous scrambling shrub with attractive leaves that feel rough to the touch hence the common name. Older stems are square. It bears masses of star-shaped yellow flowers from October to March. These are followed by attractive brown seeds that are irresistible to birds. This shrub is an essential element of a wildlife garden.
Plant in a well-drained soil. It is very water wise.