Dombeya burgessiae is a shrub or a small tree that branches from low down, growing from 2 - 6 metres tall. This plant is also known as Pink Wild Pear. It belongs to the flowering plant genus Dombeya.
The Pink Wild Pear has large, velvety leaves and fragrant, pretty white-to-pale-pink, cherry-eyed flowers. It is known for being a very easy and adaptable small tree or shrub which adds a tropical, exotic feel to any lightly shaded garden. The multi-branching tree or shrub is ornamental not only due to its exotic flowers but also that its grapevine-shaped leaves provide foliar, tactile and textural interest to any garden. Dombeya burgessiae is a widespread and variable species growing from KwaZulu-Natal northwards to Tanzania. It occurs naturally on forest margins, hillsides and slopes and along stream banks.