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Olearia macrodonta

New Zealand holly

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height4m to 6.5m
  • Spread4m to 6m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourWhite, centred yellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Olearia macrodonta (New Zealand holly). The leaves are about 5-10cm long and holly-like, they have a deep green above with greyish white hairs below. The flowerheads are white and yellow they bloom from early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • 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.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or cuttings in summer.

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