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Olearia ilicifolia

Maori holly

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height2.5m to 5.5m
  • Spread3m to 6m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite centred yellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Olearia ilicifolia (Maori holly). It will grow about 3m its bushy with a rounded crown made up of stiff, dull greyish green leaves with undulating margins. This species produces white flowers which are fragrant.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Mountain holly

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

Hedging Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will need full sun with fertile, well-drained soil, a lot of species are tolerant of salt, wind and atmospheric pollution. You can propagate from seed or cuttings in summer.

Propagation

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

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