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Daisy Bush

Olearia macrodonta

Also known as

Arorangi, New Zealand Holly, Large-Toothed Tree Aster, Mountain Holly

Olearia macrodonta by Ben Rushbrooke (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Daisy Bush Overview

This vigorous, evergreen shrub species has grey-green foliage and white, scented flowers arranged in large clusters. Leaves are white coloured on the underside, with a felted texture and oval in shape, with spiny, toothed margins. The similar appearance of its leaves to Holly (Ilex spp.) is where it gets some of its common names.

How to propagate Daisy Bush

Cuttings

You can propagate from seed or cuttings in summer.

Seed

Special features of Daisy Bush

Hedge plant

Other uses of Daisy Bush

Banks, hedging, specimen. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.