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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.
EvergreenWavy-edged, leathery, shiny, grey-green, cream-margined leaves to 8cm (3in) long, silver-felted beneath. New growth is tinted pink
WhiteWith yellow centres
HeightTo 4m (13ft)
SpreadTo 4m (13ft) or more
Tall ShrubProduces flowers in large, terminal corymbs to 15cm (6in) 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, drying winds
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown for the daisy-like flowers produced in large clustersPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originNew ZealandResistant 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)
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
- Summer Pruning Olearia scilloniensis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
to 4m (13ft)
to 4m (13ft) or more
Buy Varieties of OLEARIA
tiny leaves, white daisy flowers
greyish green holly-like leaves, good for a coastal shelter
a very hardy species with stiff branches and yellow-green leaves. The flowers are small but highly fragrant
masses of white daisy flowers above olive-green leaves in summer
(syn. forsteri) - handsome leathery light-green pittosporum-like foliage, very wind tolerant
blue daisy bush grey-green leaves
daisy bush with pale pink flowers
elongated silver leaves, white daisy bush
fine gold foliage and small creamy-yellow flowers. Good in coastal conditions
quick growing hedging plant widely used in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Broad leathery leaves, white underneath
the centres of the leaves have variable yellow variegation
(lineata) - very narrow almost needle-like leaves. Small flowers are white with yellow stamens. Frost hardy and can make an attractive hedge