Australian Native Plants

  Olearia axillaris (Coastal Daisy Bush)

Olearia axillaris photo
Olearia axillaris, (culivated, labelled) Geelong Botanic Gardens Victoria

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Olearia axillaris photo
Olearia axillaris habit

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Description and Habitat information is sourced from: State of Victoria (Agriculture Victoria), Victorian Resources Online, Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.

Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Olearia axillaris in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

Common Name
Coastal Daisy Bush

Other Names
Coast Daisy-bush

The Coastal Daisy Bush is a Branching shrub 2-3 m tall with the branches and undersides of leaves covered in a woolly mat of very fine, dense hairs, giving the plant an overall grey-green appearance. Leaves thin to oblanceolate (reversed spear-shaped), 4-40 mm long and 1-6 mm wide with recurved margins.

Flower-heads in the angles between branches and leaves and stalkless or almost so. Flowers white with yellow centres. Fruit a silky achene.

The Coastal Daisy Bush occurs in southern coastal regions of Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania.

South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria., New South Wales, Tasmania.,

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 2 - 3
Spread (m): 1.5 - 2
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 400
Flower Colour: white
Flower Season: spring

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

Common Name:Coastal Daisy Bush

Relatives in same Genus
  Olearia ramulosa
  Olearia stuartii