Hebe rakaiensis forms a tight, evergreen dome of light green foliage, up to 3 ft (90 cm) high, and more wide. The leaves are spear-shaped, slightly glossy, light green, up to 0.8 in (2 cm), long. White flowers, in June and July, best grown in full sun. A hebe hardy in the UK.
This is a very popular hebe in UK gardens, although is sometimes sold as Hebe subalpina. It grows in subalpine scrub and shrubland in the drier mountains of the South Island, New Zealand.