Dwarf shrub, to 20cm (8in) tall, spreading to 40cm (16in), distinguished from Daboecia cantabrica by the smaller leaves and the lack of hairs on the ruby (very rarely pink or white) flowers. Suitable for USDA zone 8.
When regarded as a subspecies of Daboecia cantabrica its name is Daboecia cantabrica subsp. azorica.
In the Azores, this heath grows in very well drained volcanic gravels, so it does best when provided with similar conditions in gardens. However, it is most uncommon and difficult to obtain, and only one cultivar has been distinguished and named.