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OLEARIA x scilloniensis
Commonly known as Daisy bush
Evergreenwavy-margined, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long,pale-green and densely felted beneath giving a silvery appearance.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightDense shrub, initially upright then rounded. Flowers to 6cm (2½in) across with yellow centres are very freely produced in corymbs to 7cm (3in) across.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Full sunShelter from cold, dry winds.
OLEARIA x scilloniensis
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowO. lirata x O. phlogopappa. Wildlife plant - insects.Pests & DiseasesTrouble free.Place of originGarden origin (Tresco, Isles of Scilly, UK)Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windsweptPatio / pot plants
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
(see photos above)
(see photos above)Oblong (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
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
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