OZOTHAMNUS ledifolius

Commonly known as Kerosene bush

A tough aromatic Tasmanian shrub with yellow undersides to its leaves. Flowers are white and seedheads have a honey-like scent
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leaves to 1cm (half inch) long.
  • White
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Compact, rounded shrub. Flowers are produced in dense, terminal clusters 3-5cm (1¼-2in) across.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy 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 sun

OZOTHAMNUS ledifolius

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Attractive to insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Australia (Tasmania)
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter
    Patio / pot plants
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable 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 Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
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Ozothamnus - Growing Guide
1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)
 

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