Podalyria myrtillifolia is a rounded single-stemmed, sometimes multistemmed shrub reaching heights around 2 m.
The pretty pink flower shape indicates the family connection with beans and peas (Fabaceae).
The species distribution is in the Western Cape from the Cape Peninsula to Tulbagh and eastwards along the southern Cape coast into the Eastern Cape as far as Gqeberha.
The habitat of this coastal shrub is often fynbos slopes and flats in limestone, shale or sandstone. The species is not considered to be threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century.
The plant is said to be successfully turned into a bonsai (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2015; Manning, 2007; www.redlist.sanbi.org).