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Olearia virgata var. lineata (Small-leaved tree daisy)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Olearia virgata var. lineata

Other names

Small-leaved tree daisy

Genus

Olearia Olearia

Species

O. virgata var. lineata - O. virgata var. lineata is a compact, branching, evergreen tree or large shrub with slender, pendent, hairy branches bearing linear, grey-green leaves and clusters of small, fragrant, daisy-like, cream flower heads blooming along the branches in summer.


Olearia virgata var. lineata is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Soft fragrance.

Habit

Branching, Pendulous

Flower

Cream in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead after flowers fade using shears. Prune to shape in late spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Olearia virgata var. lineata (Small-leaved tree daisy) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun with shelter from cold, drying winds. Tolerates salt-laden winds. Borderline hardy so protect from hard frosts.

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

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Olearia virgata var. lineata

Other names

Small-leaved tree daisy

Genus

Olearia Olearia

Species

O. virgata var. lineata - O. virgata var. lineata is a compact, branching, evergreen tree or large shrub with slender, pendent, hairy branches bearing linear, grey-green leaves and clusters of small, fragrant, daisy-like, cream flower heads blooming along the branches in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Soft fragrance.

Habit

Branching, Pendulous


Colour

Flower

Cream in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead after flowers fade using shears. Prune to shape in late spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Olearia virgata var. lineata (Small-leaved tree daisy) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun with shelter from cold, drying winds. Tolerates salt-laden winds. Borderline hardy so protect from hard frosts.

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

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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