Dracophyllum menziesii is a medium sized, much-branched, spreading or erect growing shrub, which can reach 7 ft (2 m). The green, curving, leathery leaves are 3–8 in (7.5–20 cm) long. The small, creamy-white flowers are trumpet-shaped.
Dracophyllum menziesii is found in high rainfall areas, upper mountain to subalpine scrubland, herbfield and rocky places in South Island, western Otago, Fiordland, and Stewart Island, New Zealand. It is sometimes called pineapple scrub.