Scientific name: Olearia paniculata
Other names: Golden ake ake
- native to the Wellington Region
Suits: dry, partial shade, sunny, shelter, exposure, coastal forest garden, coastal and dune garden
An excellent small tree or shrub, akiraho is a costal tree daisy useful for shelter or nursery.
Leaves are thin and with an upper side coloration of pale green and a underside of white. Trunk grows up to 40 cm and is often multi trunked with a brown colored bark, often peeling off like manuka and tree fuschia. The flowers are small, white, fragrant and growing in dense clusters. This is one of the few native trees that flowers in autumn and seeds following autumn or winter.
Is very usefull as good shelter and also can be used as a hedge plant. Hardy and very tolerant of coastal conditions.