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Daisy bush

Olearia spp.

Also known as

Tree aster, Tree daisy

Olearia furfuracea - Trebah Garden - Cornwall, England - DSC01265 by Daderot (CC0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A close up of an Olearia plant with green leaves coloured white on the underside
A photo of Daisy bush
An Olearia plant with green leaves and clusters of white flowers
A close up of some daisy like white Olearia flowers with yellow centres
A close up of some white Olearia flowers

Daisy bush Overview

Olearia is a genus of around 130 species of herbaceous plants, or evergreen shrubs and trees in the daisy family, Asteraceae (Asteraceae). This genus is mostly native to Australasia and New Guinea. The woody specimens go by the common names daisy bush or tree daisy after their distinctive daisy-like flowerheads. They are popular in cultivation and several hybrids, some of unknown parentage, are among the most commonly grown garden specimens. They prefer full sun and a well-drained soil, and cannot tolerate cold, wet conditions.

How to propagate Daisy bush

Cuttings

You can propagate by seed or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Seed

Special features of Daisy bush

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Daisy bush

Grown for their foliage and daisy-like flower heads which appear late summer. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Summer flowering garden shrubs

These summer flowering shrubs are perfect additions to a garden to provide pollinators with habitat, shelter and food.

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