Hebe elliptica forms an evergreen, bushy shrub 40 in (1 m) or more high. The leaves are fleshy, green, oval, 0.75–1.5 in (2–4 cm) long, with light edges. The flowers are white to pale mauve, and relatively large.
This hebe is fairly hardy in the UK. It is variable in habit in the wild, and is found on the west coasts of the South and North Islands of New Zealand, also in southern South America and the Falkland Islands.