Hebe epacridea is a dwarf, low-growing, evergreen shrub, reaching 4 in (10 cm) high. The thick, closely-placed green leaves are curved back (recurved), 0.2–0.28 in (5–7 mm) long. Each pair of leaves are joined at the base. The white flowers compact clusters at the branch tips, May to June.
Found in alpine rock, montane and subalpine places in South Island, New Zealand. This hebe is hardy and easy to grow in the UK, but needs well drained soil.