Erica irregularis leaves grow in threes or fours around the stem, spaced along the branches. The stems in picture are whitish with some longitudinal line markings and a faint, pale green patch below the base of each leaf.
The leaves are dark green, narrow and either in-curved to a sickle-shape or (nearly) straight, all with pointed tips. Leaf margins are rolled under, leaving a longitudinal, white-velvety gap below (i.e. on the outside of the ascending leaves), visible on some leaves in the photo. The leaf is thickly stubby to triangular in cross-section.
Some closed buds are visible among the leaves on still short, initially straight pedicels (Baker and Oliver, 1967; Privett and Lutzeyer, 2010; Mustart, et al, 1997; iSpot).