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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)
Plant with: Phormium 'Sundowner' (Flax lily 'Sundowner'), Phormium 'Yellow Wave' (Flax lily 'Yellow Wave'), Phormium 'Jack Spratt' (New Zealand flax 'Jack Spratt'), Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea buckthorn)
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.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
|Hardiness:||Tender in frost (H3)|
Discuss Olearia macrodonta (New Zealand holly) with other Shoot members.
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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