Usually a mat-forming low shrub to 50 cm high.
Leaves 5–18 mm long, 0.6–3 mm wide, sharply pointed a tip, lower surface usually paler; margins toothed.
Flowers bright red, tubular, often hidden by the foliage.
Small sweet-tasting green-black berries.
Flowers Jan - July
Dense, prostrate to decumbent shrub to c. 30(–60) cm high; branchlets finely pubescent.
Leaves linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 3.5–11 mm long, 0.5–1.7 mm wide, with pointed tip (muronate).
Flowers, green-translucent, small, on old wood near the ground.
Flowers Jun - Nov
Trailing shrub with main stems prostrate and rooting at intervals, branches prostrate or ascending to about 15 cm high.
Leaves spreading, often more or less horizontal, lanceolate to ovate, 4–16 mm long, 1–8 mm wide, mucronate.
Flowers not obvious in dense c. 5–14-flowered spikes, on previous season's or older wood.
Flowers Apr - Jul