Olearia argophylla – Musk Daisy Bush

A medium sized shrub to small tree. In its natural range in damp forests in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania it can grow to 9 metres tall. Attractive foliage, toothed green leaves with silver reverse, and trusses of white to creamy yellow flowers from mid spring through to late autumn which are faintly musk perfumed. The wood is used for woodworking.


Scientific Name:Olearia argophylla
Common Name:Olearia
Other Common Names:Musk Daisy Bush
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 9 metres
Width:2 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:White, Cream, Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Fragrant
Special Uses:Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants