Helichrysum obductum is a small, well-branched shrub that grows up to 0.6m. The erect branches are closely leafed and covered with a silky grey felt. The leaves are erect, about 5-20x1-3mm large, covered in dense coarse hairs that is covered with a silvery tissue paper-like layer. Helichrysum obductum's flowers are borne all year round but is most prominent during winter. They are borne in clusters of 15-40 tiny yellow flowers.
Helichrysum obductum is an ideal specimen for a rockery and makes a lovely feature with the beautiful display of flowers throughout the year.