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Olearia x haastii (Daisy bush)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Olearia x haastii

Other names

Daisy bush

Genus

Olearia Olearia

Species

O. x haastii - O. x haastii is an upright, evergreen shrub with deep green, glossy leaves. In summer it is smothered with daisy-like, fragrant flowers.


Olearia x haastii is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Soft fragrance.

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-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 x haastii (Daisy bush) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Plant in any free-draining soil in full sun. Will tolerate sea-salty conditions and wind.

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.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Olearia x haastii

Other names

Daisy bush

Genus

Olearia Olearia

Species

O. x haastii - O. x haastii is an upright, evergreen shrub with deep green, glossy leaves. In summer it is smothered with daisy-like, fragrant flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Soft fragrance.

Habit

Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-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 x haastii (Daisy bush) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Plant in any free-draining soil in full sun. Will tolerate sea-salty conditions and wind.

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.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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