A dense, cushion-like shrub growing to 30 cm tall. Leaves densely spaced, about 3 mm long,1.5 mm wide, round-toothed at first. Flowers small and white in summer. ['McKean']
A semi-whipcord hybrid found by Mr H. McKean in 1970 on the Ruahine Range, North Island, New Zealand, as a possible cross between H. odora and H. subsimilis.