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Olearia x scilloniensis Dorrien-Smith (Scilly daisy bush)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Olearia x scilloniensis Dorrien-Smith

Other names

Scilly daisy bush

Genus

Olearia Olearia

Species

O. x scilloniensis Dorrien-Smith - O. x scilloniensis Dorrien-Smith is a medium-sized, evergreen shrub with elliptic to oblong, grey-green leaves, white beneath and, in late spring, daisy-like, white flowers with yellow centres.


Olearia x scilloniensis Dorrien-Smith is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Olearia x scilloniensis Dorrien-Smith (Scilly daisy bush) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m 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.

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

Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Olearia x scilloniensis Dorrien-Smith

Other names

Scilly daisy bush

Genus

Olearia Olearia

Species

O. x scilloniensis Dorrien-Smith - O. x scilloniensis Dorrien-Smith is a medium-sized, evergreen shrub with elliptic to oblong, grey-green leaves, white beneath and, in late spring, daisy-like, white flowers with yellow centres.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Olearia x scilloniensis Dorrien-Smith (Scilly daisy bush) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m 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.

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

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

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