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OLEARIA

Commonly known as Daisy bush, New Zealand daisy bush

IN the aster family all have daisy-like flower heads, carried singly or in clusters.

Genus of about 180 species of evergreen shrubs and small trees from a variety of habitats in New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand.

'Zennorensis' and x scilloniensis exist as reminders of holidays in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

 

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Wavy-edged, leathery, shiny, grey-green, cream-margined leaves to 8cm (3in) long, silver-felted beneath. New growth is tinted pink
  • White
    With yellow centres
  • Height
    To 4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    To 4m (13ft) or more
  • Tall Shrub
    Produces flowers in large, terminal corymbs to 15cm (6in) 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
    Shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for the daisy-like flowers produced in large clusters
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    New Zealand
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Crenate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
to 4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 4m (13ft) or more
 

Buy Varieties of OLEARIA

OLEARIA x haastii

OLEARIA x haastii

Daisy bush

tiny leaves, white daisy flowers

 
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OLEARIA macrodonta

OLEARIA macrodonta

Arorangi, Daisy bush, New Zealand holly

greyish green holly-like leaves, good for a coastal shelter

 
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OLEARIA nummularifolia

OLEARIA nummularifolia

Daisy bush

a very hardy species with stiff branches and yellow-green leaves. The flowers are small but highly fragrant

 
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OLEARIA x oleifolia 'Waikariensis'

OLEARIA x oleifolia 'Waikariensis'

Daisy bush

masses of white daisy flowers above olive-green leaves in summer

 
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OLEARIA paniculata

OLEARIA paniculata

Daisy bush

(syn. forsteri) - handsome leathery light-green pittosporum-like foliage, very wind tolerant

 
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OLEARIA phlogopappa 'Combers Blue'

OLEARIA phlogopappa 'Combers Blue'

Tasmanian daisy bush

blue daisy bush grey-green leaves

 
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OLEARIA phlogopappa 'Combers Pink'

OLEARIA phlogopappa 'Combers Pink'

Tasmanian daisy bush

daisy bush with pale pink flowers

 
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OLEARIA x scilloniensis

OLEARIA x scilloniensis

Daisy bush

elongated silver leaves, white daisy bush

 
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OLEARIA solandri 'Aurea'

OLEARIA solandri 'Aurea'

Daisy bush

fine gold foliage and small creamy-yellow flowers. Good in coastal conditions

 
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OLEARIA traversii

OLEARIA traversii

Daisy bush

quick growing hedging plant widely used in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Broad leathery leaves, white underneath

 
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OLEARIA traversii 'Tweedledum'

OLEARIA traversii 'Tweedledum'

Daisy bush

the centres of the leaves have variable yellow variegation

 
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OLEARIA virgata 'Dartonii'

OLEARIA virgata 'Dartonii'

Daisy bush

(lineata) - very narrow almost needle-like leaves. Small flowers are white with yellow stamens. Frost hardy and can make an attractive hedge

 
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