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EvergreenOvate leaves to 1.5cm (½in) long, white beneath
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightCompact, bushy shrub producing a profusion of daisy-like flowers with conspicuous ray florets
Hardy - average winterHardy 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)Borderline
BRACHYGLOTTIS 'Walberton's Silver Dormouse'
Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant. Attractive to butterflies, bees and other insects. Thrives in coastal sitesPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originNew Zealand, Tasmania. Garden origin. David Tristan, Walberton Nursery, West SussexResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapePaniclesLoose panicles to 12cm (4¾in) long of many flowers to 3cm (1¼in) across
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windsweptSuitable for open site, slightly back from the seaPatio / pot plantsSuitable for small gardens
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Leaf Colour (if not green)Silver
(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 moist well-drained soilModerately fertile
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