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Commonly known as Daisy bush
EvergreenOval to oblong leaves to 6cm (2½in), dark-green above.
Spread3-5m (10-16ft) or more.
HedgeIdeal for hedging
Tall ShrubDense, upright shrub or small tree with stout, angled shoots. Flowers are inconspicuous.
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
Full sunShelter from cold, dry winds.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowVery good coastal hedging plant.Pests & DiseasesTrouble free.Place of originNew Zealand (Chatham Islands)Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapePaniclesTo 5cm (2in) long
Garden Location/ConditionsAustralian / New ZealandCoastal / windswept
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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
Tree ShapeBroadly columnar
- 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
3-5m (10-16ft) or more.
Buy Varieties of OLEARIA traversii
the centres of the leaves have variable yellow variegation