Ozothamnus turbinatus, commonly known as Coast Everlasting, is an attractive native shrub that is commonly used in landscaping. It has a dense, rounded growth habit and produces clusters of small, white to pink flowers in spring and summer. The foliage is dark green and glossy, and the plant is generally drought-tolerant once established. Coast Everlasting is suitable for planting in rock gardens, borders, and mass plantings. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. Coastal gardeners often use this plant in seaside landscapes, as it can tolerate salty winds and soils.
Height: 1-1.2 m
Width: 1-1.2 m
Aspect: Prefers full sun to part shade
Flowers: Produces small, white to pinkish-purple flowers in dense clusters at the end of branches, blooming in spring and summer.
Uses: Coast everlasting is commonly used as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscaping, where it can be pruned into a compact shape. It is also useful for erosion control and can be grown in coastal regions as it is tolerant of salt spray. The flowers can be used in cut flower arrangements, while the leaves and stems have been used in traditional medicine for their antibacterial properties.