Olearia axillaris, also known as Coast Daisy-bush, is an evergreen shrub that is native to coastal regions of Australia. This shrub has small, glossy leaves and produces abundant clusters of white, daisy-like flowers in spring and summer. Olearia axillaris is a versatile plant that can be used as a hedge, screen or specimen plant in a coastal or native garden. It thrives in full sun to part shade and requires well-draining soil. It is also tolerant of salt spray and wind, making it ideal for coastal locations.
Height: 1.5-2.5 m
Width: 1.5-2.5 m
Aspect: Prefers full sun to part shade
Flowers: Produces white daisy-like flowers with yellow centres, blooms from late winter to early summer
Uses: Suitable for hedging, screening, and as a general garden plant. It is also tolerant of salt spray and can be used in coastal gardens. The foliage provides habitat for native wildlife such as birds and insects.