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OLEARIA traversii 'Tweedledum'

Commonly known as Daisy bush

The centres of the leaves have variable yellow variegation
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Oval to oblong leaves to 6cm (2½in) long
  • Height
    5-10m (16-33ft)
  • Spread
    3-5m (10-16ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
  • Tall Shrub
    Dense, upright shrub or small tree with stout, angled shoots. Flowers are inconspicuous
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy 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)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, dry winds

OLEARIA traversii 'Tweedledum'

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Very good coastal hedging plant
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free
    Place of origin
    New Zealand (Chatham Islands)
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Gold variegated
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (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
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
5-10m (16-33ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3-5m (10-16ft)

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