Helichrysum sutherlandii is a well branched small shrub that reaches heights up to 400mm. It is often found hanging from cliffs or growing on rocky outcrops. The branches are closely leafed and the leaves are about 25x12mm large, thin, grey and woolly to heirless above and white felted below. The much branched inflorescence is about 20-120mm large, held away from the plant with masses of tiny pale brownish to whitish flowers, borne between February and July. The habitat is rocky outcrops and cliffs where the plants tend to hang over rock-faces, often near waterfalls.
Helichrysum sutherlandii is a lovely small shrub ideal for a raised bed, rockery or mixed shrubbery. It can also be used as a groundcover.