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Coast Daisy

image by: 
Kevin Sparrow
Olearia axillaris

An open rounded tall shrub with densely cottony branchlets that grows to 2-4 metres tall. This shrub has narrow dark green leaves with a grey hairy underside and broad flat terminal clusters of 80 - 300 small white daisy flowerheads. It prefers moist to wet well drained soils in full sun to semi shade. It is a long flowering plant, with flowers from November to February and is good for background planting.

Type: 
Shrub
Height: 
1 - 2m
2 - 3m
Light: 
Sun
Part Shade
Water Requirement: 
Low
Tolerates: 
Sandy Soil
Lime / Alkaline Soil
Full Coastal Exposure
Some Coastal Exposure
Dry conditions
Acidic Soils
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Birds
Plant Origin: 
Local Native
Natural Occurence: 
Vic/NSW/SA/Tas/WA

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