Native plants

Coastal tree dasiy

Scientific name: Olearia solandri
Other names: Coastal shrub daisy, Scented coastal tree daisy

Pioneer Tree, shrub (under 10m) - native to the Wellington Region
Suits: damp, dry, partial shade, sunny, shelter, exposure, coastal forest garden, coastal and dune garden, wetlands and water features

About Coastal tree dasiy

Perfect for a coastal garden! Named after the Swedish naturalist Daniel Carlsson Solander and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus. A shrub or small tree with stiff, spreading, yellow, angled branches and small 5-8 mm long leathery dark green leaves with a white underside and small white flowers in autumn, highly scented. Can grow and become a thick dense bush up to 4x3 metre, but often less. The seeds following flowering are fluffy and wind dispersed, often colonising rocks and cliff formations of coastal areas.

Its very wind tolerant and hardy, tolerating dry conditions and can even be trimmed to be used as a hedge.

Provides for lizards

  • Complexity and height
  • Clump forming for camouflage and insects

Read more about gardening for lizards.

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