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Commonly known as Daisy bush
EvergreenVery leathery leaves to 1cm (½in) long with the margins rolled back.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightDense, rounded, slow-growing shrub. Flowers 2cm (¾in) across have cream or pale yellow centres are produced singly or in clusters of 2 or3 at the shoot tips.
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Full sunShelter from cold, dry winds.
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - insectsPests & DiseasesTrouble free.Place of originNew Zealand.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/ConditionsAustralian / New Zealand
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
(see photos above)
(see photos above)Orbicular (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 5Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
When: Annually after flowering.
RHS group 8
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
WildlifeBee friendlyButterfly friendly
- Caring for Olearia - Introduction
- Fully hardy Olearias suitable as hedging plants or windbreaks especially in coastal areas
- Hardy taller growing Olearia species as specimen or freestanding plants in a shrub border or woodland context
- Smaller growing ornamental species of Olearia which are better grown in the greenhouse in colder parts of the country
- Summer Pruning Olearia scilloniensis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video