Serissa foetida is a bushy evergreen shrub has a domed habit formed from many wiry stems and has a very tidy shape when mature.
The stems are densely covered with tiny, deep green leaves, which release an unpleasant odour when crushed.
Attractive white, star-shaped flowers follow pink buds and this plant is in flower for about six months in the year making it a useful flowering shrub through summer.
Other varieties include:
"Flore Pleno" - has double white flowers and a more compact habit.
"Pink Snow Rose" has pink flowers and its leaves have off-white edges.