Pavetta zeyheri is a shrub or small tree up to 3 m high. The leaves are glabrous and dull green. The bacterial nodules are round or slightly elongated and scattered over the leaf surfaces. The flowers are arranged in little branched umbrella-like clusters on short side branches.
Plant Pavetta zeyheri in a sunny spot in a fertile soil for best results. The small size makes it ideal for the smaller garden or where space is limited.