Rubus ludwigii is a sprawling shrub that can reach a height of up to 2m. It has dark green, hairless leaves with a white woolly surface below. It bears branched inflorescence during October to December with small pale pink to red flowers about 13mm diameter followed by small oval purple fruit about 8mm in late summer. The fruit is edible and attracts many birds to the garden.
Rubus ludwigii can form an attractive screen.