Olearia moschata is an erect, evergreen, bushy shrub, which grows to 4–12 ft (1.2–3.6 m) high. The grey-green leaves are leathery, spear-shaped, 0.3–0.8 in (8–20 mm) long. White daisy flowers in summer. It is hardy in the UK.
Olearia moschata is found in subalpine to mountain scrubland, in South Island, Arthur’s Pass southwards, New Zealand.