Dombeya burgessiae flowers are uniformly white or pink, differing from those of D. pulchra that are white with dark pink in the centre. The D. burgessiae flowers grow in small clusters from leaf axils. The corolla spreads to about 3,5 cm in diameter.The fruit is a small capsule, dark brown when ripe.
The upper branchlets are green or brown. The five to seven leaf veins radiating from the leaf base are prominent on the lower surfaces. The leaf margins are three-to five-lobed and toothed (Schmidt, et al, 2002).