Hebe propinqua is slow-growing evergreen shrub that grows to about 12 in (30 cm) high in the garden. It is a whipcord hebe, the tiny green leaves clasp the stems. Bunches of white flowers appear at the branch tips in summer, although it can be shy-flowering. A hebe that is hardy in the UK, and prefers a moist soil.
This hebe grows in alpine grassland and subalpine shrubland in the mountains of Otago and Southland, South Island, New Zealand.