Brachyglottis compacta (syn Senecio compactus) is a bushy, evergreen shrub, of variable habit, growing up to 40 in (1 m) or more. The oval leaves 0.8–1.6 in (2–4 cm) long, are green above, white below, with slightly toothed edges. The flowers are yellow; summer. It is somewhat tender in the UK.
Brachyglottis compact is found on limestone coastal cliffs at and near Castle Point, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand. It is a parent of the very popular Brachyglottis ‘Sunshine’.