Botanical name: Olearia macrodonta
Other names: New Zealand holly, Daisy bush
Species: O. macrodonta - O. macrodonta is an evergreen shrub with prickled, ovate leaves and a profusion of large panicles of daisy-like, white flowers in summer. Leaves are grey-green with white undersides.
Olearia macrodonta is: Evergreen
Flower: White in Summer
Foliage: Grey-green in All seasons
Fragrance: Flowers are fragrant.
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pests: Generally pest-free.
Diseases: Generally disease-free.
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Olearia macrodonta (New Zealand holly) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Coastal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises
Cultivation: Plant in fertile, free-draining soil in full sun; it thrives on shallow chalk. Provide shelter if necessary from cold winds. This is a vigorous grower and will tolerate hard pruning.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: South, East, West
Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)
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It is a sun-loving plant which is hardy in warmer parts of the country. It tolerates wind and sea air, so it may be a good choice for a hedge or shrubbery in a coastal garden. It also seems to do well in towns. Its flowers are attractive to bees and many species of fly.
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