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OLEARIA x haastii
Commonly known as Daisy bush
OLEARIA x haastii
glossy, dark-green leaves to 2.5cm (1in) long, white-felted beneath.
Hedge Ideal for hedging
Suitable for a coastal hedge if some protection given from direct sea-winds
Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Dense, bushy shrub. Dense corymbs to 8cm (3in) across of yellow-centred flowers.
Hardy - average winter Hardy 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)
Shelter from cold, dry winds.
Good to know - suitable as hedge or windbreak in coastal areas. Wildlife plant - insects.
Pests & Diseases
Place of origin
New Zealand. (a natural hybrid from South Island)
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Coastal / windswept
Frost hardy (down to -5)
Entire see photos above
Ovate see photos above
Pruning group 6
Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Fertile well drained soil
Neutral to acid soil