Olearia glutinosa, commonly known as the Coast Daisy Bush, is a compact, evergreen shrub that is native to Australia. It has an attractive, dense growth habit with glossy, green leaves that have a slightly sticky texture, providing a lovely contrast to other plants in the garden. From late winter to early summer, the shrub produces clusters of small, white, daisy-like flowers that have a sweet, honey-like fragrance. This plant is ideal for coastal and seaside gardens, as it is tolerant of salt spray and coastal winds, and it can also be used as a low hedge or as a background planting in garden beds.
Height: 1.5-2.5 m
Width: 1.5-2.5 m
Aspect: Prefers full sun to partial shade.
Flowers: Produces clusters of small, white or pale mauve flowers in late spring and summer.
Uses: Olearia glutinosa is often used in landscaping as a screen or hedge plant, and is also suitable for coastal gardens. Its attractive foliage and flowers make it a good choice for mixed borders, and it is also suitable for container planting. The plant’s sticky leaves help to deter pests, and it is also salt-tolerant, making it a good choice for coastal gardens.