Olearia paniculata (akiraho)
Olearia paniculata, commonly known as akiraho, is found on the west coast from Raglan to about Greymouth and from East Cape to Oamaru on the east coast. It grows into a shrub or small tree 2-4m. The light green leaves usually have very wavy margins and a white to buff tomentum beneath. The tiny flowers are borne in autumn and are fragrant. Can be used as a shelter or hedging, and tolerates coastal conditions but must have very good drainage.